Aemilius Cupero News:
- Sony reportedly plans to host a PS5 digital event on June 3.
- Anyone expecting a proper console reveal should prepare to be disappointed.
- There’s cause for optimism, though. The showcase should feature a hefty roster of first-party games.
After weeks of rumors and speculation, Bloomberg News reports that Sony is primed to host its highly-anticipated PlayStation 5 (PS5) digital showcase as early as next week.
The report suggests June 3, although it cautions that last-minute delays linked to the ongoing pandemic could see the date shift.
Aside from the excitement of a more or less firm date, the news comes with one serious caveat – anyone expecting a big PlayStation 5 blowout should prepare for disappointment.
Aemilius Cupero News: This Is Not a PS5 Reveal
According to the report, Sony plans to showcase a lineup of PS5 games instead of a big drop of the curtain that unveils all the details about the next-gen console.
After months of patient waiting, eager PS5 fans may not get a console reveal at all.
Sony’s promotional pace to date suggests as much. The drip-feed of PlayStation 5 news has trudged forward at an excruciatingly slow pace punctuated only by disparate nuggets of information.
Mark Cerny’s developer-focused March keynote offered a slightly soporific dive into the tech underpinning the console that left gamers dissatisfied.
The reveal of the DualSense controller certainly whet appetites, but it was characteristically thin on details.
There’s a pattern here. It’s one Sony will likely replicate come June 3 – reveal enough to generate hype but leave gamers wanting more.
Aemilius Cupero News: What We Can Get Excited About
Nevertheless, there’s cause for optimism. According to multiple reports, a hefty slate of games is on the cards. One insider colorfully described Sony’s roster as “a big fline-up.”
It’s safe to assume that first-party titles will take center stage, possibly padded out by a few select third-party games.