Last week, Sony announced that it would host a virtual event on the 4th of June. This time would be used to showcase some of the games that will be coming to the PlayStation 5, its next-gen console. The Japanese company has now decided to postpone this event due to the unrest and riots among protests happening in the US.
The PlayStation 5 is expected to launch in time for the holiday shopping season, most likely in November. The current generation PlayStation 4 launched in the same slot in 2013 and sold more than 1 million units within a day of launching. Then in November 2015 Sony announced that it had sold 30 million units in less than 2 years. Without a doubt Sony won console supremacy in this generation, but the Xbox will fight back this time with the Xbox Series X, Microsoft’s own next-gen console said to be more powerful that its Sony counterpart. Sony’s game line-up will be paramount to its success in 2020 and beyond.
Sony made the difficult decision to cancel the game reveal event, thinking it best under current circumstances and adding that they “understand gamers worldwide are excited to see PS5 games, we do not feel that right now is a time for celebration and for now, we want to stand back and allow more important voices to be heard.” We’re not yet sure when the event will be held.
The event originally scheduled for June 4th would have lasted more than an hour and show off new first party games from its newly formed PlayStation Studios, as well as games from other developers planning to take advantage of the new platform.
One of the most important games for the PlayStation 5 will be Last of Us: Part II by Naughty Dog. While the game will launch on PlayStation 4 on the 19th of June, it will no doubt be an extremely important launch title for the next-gen successor later this year. Here is a gameplay video of what you can expect from the highly anticipated sequel.