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A lot of fans are becoming more and more frustrated with SONY because there has yet to be any signs of the Playstation 5 being revealed or when the release date will be set either. Although, it is being said that the PS5 is hotly rumored to be unveiled on Wednesday, June 3. According to noted games journalist Jeff Grubb, a “whole slate” of games is set to be previewed on this date, and while there’s been no confirmation of an official console reveal, as the year drags on the opportunities narrow.
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If the PS5 wants to start generating hype for its Holiday 2020 launch date, it needs to reveal itself sooner rather than later, before anticipation turns to frustration and apathy.
However, we’ve had several hints from Sony itself and many leakers, each suggesting the PS5 reveal is on its way. For starters, the PS5’s website has been updated. The last time it was updated, according to our sibling publication GamesRadar, was just after PS5 lead system architect Mark Cerny’s developer-focused announcement of the PS5’s capabilities. A new update so close to the rumored reveal date has provided added weight to Jeff Grubb’s prediction.
The site, like Microsoft’s Xbox Series X pre-order page, provides a few details on what the PS5 is capable of. First and foremost, Sony emphasizes the console’s “lightning-fast speed”, with “a custom CPU, GPU, and SSD with Integrated I/O that rewrite the rules of what a PlayStation console can do.”
“Stunning games” and “breathtaking immersion” are 2 of the many features that are being mentioned for the PS5, although very little of substance is being said of either.
The mention of “stunning games” is interesting, considering the games are rumored to be the next part of the PS5’s reveal strategy. Microsoft recently got into hot water during its third-party games launch trailer, which was advertised as “gameplay”. However, most of the trailers consisted of in-engine cinematics.
Some of the most impressive next-generation gameplay we’ve seen so far comes from Fortnite creator Epic Games showing off its Unreal Engine 5, running live on a PS5. This latest iteration of Unreal Engine, set to arrive on both consoles in 2021, demonstrated a technical demo of a game that won’t be released, showcasing the next generation console’s incredible ability to handle massive, photorealistic environments with no loading times.