Enlarge /. See you on Thursday, June 4th, at 4 p.m. ET.
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Sony's painfully slow drop of PlayStation 5 information could finally be wide open next week. The game maker has scheduled a live streaming event on Thursday, June 4th, to give fans a first look at the upcoming PlayStation 5 game library.
A blog post by Jim Interactive, CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, confirmed that the event "will include a first look at the games you'll be playing this holiday after PlayStation 5 launches." Ryan told the fans that they should expect this video presentation to last "just over an hour."
Even before this presentation starts on June 4th at 4 p.m. ET, we have an important question: will we see first-party games that are likely to be exclusive to PlayStation 5 for some time? Ryan's blog post has not resolved. His description of the participating game developers was vague: "The games for PS5 represent the best in the industry from innovative studios around the world. Both larger and smaller studios, newer and more established studios have worked hard to develop games that have the potential of hardware demonstrate. "Sony representatives did not immediately answer our questions about first-party software.
In both cases, Sony has been careful to hold back the revelations of the PlayStation 5 software so far, and we wonder how the key revelations of the next week can be compared to Microsoft's own first look at Xbox Series X games in May . This event centered on third-party games, many of which were not only newly revealed but almost completely unexpected. The exception to the Xbox event, a teasing look at Assassin's Creed Valhalla "gameplay", looked very little like a playable game.
I'm not expecting a price yet
Sony's announcement mail confirmed PlayStation 5's flow of information so far, saying, "What is a launch without games?" So far we've looked at the console's new controller, a "deep look" at the system architecture that contained some (but not all) of the system's technical specifications, and a strange CES keynote moment that didn't reveal the logo and console other. And Jim Ryan said carefully, "Be assured that we will have a lot more to share with you after next week's showcase." (Our translation: fans have to wait to see the design, price and release date of the console.)
Think of this as the start of a big guessing game, regardless of whether or not first-party software is displayed on Thursday for the more than one-hour event. Which third-party game studios will Sony join on their virtual stage, with announcements they previously planned for the now canceled E3? Which crazy rumors will come true so far? What surprises should we expect? And which games will be saved for the rest of summer for later or for other companies' most important streaming-only events (especially Xbox's first-party presentation, which is currently scheduled for July)?
So far we have seen only a few first-party teasing. Sony's own proclamations about solid-state drives previously used the PS4 version of Marvel's Spider-Man to clarify their point of view, which seems like a less subtle reference to next-generation Spider-Man games. An advertisement for a racing bike product earlier this month mentioned an unannounced Gran Turismo 7 that the bike manufacturer used (but didn't deny the game could exist).