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PS5: PlayStation Future of Gaming event rescheduled for June 11

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Update:

The PlayStation Future of Gaming event has been rescheduled for Thursday, June 11, Sony has just announced. It will start at 1pm PT / 4pm ET/ 9pm BST.

"Now that the event is confirmed for June 11, I wanted to add that this pre-taped program will be broadcast at 1080p and 30 frames per second," said Sid Shuman, senior director for SIE Content Communications.

"This eased the show’s production process during a time when many of our team and developers are working from home. The games you’ll see on Thursday will look even better when you play them on PS5 with a 4K TV, as you’d expect."

The event was originally scheduled for June 4, but was delayed to "allow more important voices to be heard." The PlayStation Future of Gaming event was first announced on May 29, when Sony said it would feature "more than an hour" of reveals for PS5. It will be focused heavily on the games, so expect some big first-party reveals and more on upcoming titles like Assassin's Creed Valhalla.

Sony was just one of the companies who have responded to the fight for justice led by the Black Lives Matter movement by pressing pause on their summer events. 

Original story:

Sony will hold a new PS5 reveal event titled The Future of Gaming on Thursday, June 4 at 1pm PT / 4pm ET / 9pm BST.

The announcement confirms multiple rumors which suggested Sony would finally hold a dedicated reveal sometime in early June, with its only previous event being a repurposed developer talk from lead architect Mark Cerny. This event will explicitly focus on PS5 games, which have been notably absent from the technical blog posts and showcases Sony has put out thus far. 

"We will soon give you a first look at the games you’ll be playing after PlayStation 5 launches this holiday," says Sony president and CEO Jim Ryan. "The games coming to PS5 represent the best in the industry from innovative studios that span the globe. Studios, both larger and smaller, those newer and those more established, all have been hard at work developing games that will showcase the potential of the hardware." 

We know of many upcoming PS5 games already, but most of them are cross-gen games that are planned (or expected) to also launch on next-gen platforms, like Outriders or Assassin's Creed Valhalla. We've seen very few games which are explicitly next-gen, so hopefully this event will help fill out the dedicated PS5 library. 

The digital-only event will be streamed via the PlayStation Twitch and YouTube channels, and is expected to last "more than an hour." Ryan also stressed that The Future of Gaming "is part of our series of PS5 updates and, rest assured, after next week’s showcase, we will still have much to share with you." 

Don't forget, the Future Games Show will bring be bringing you exclusive announcements, trailers, and more on June 13! 

As a staff writer and former freelancer, Austin focuses on day-to-day news happenings which serve as the perfect cover-up for his Destiny 2 column. He majored in journalism, loves to hate headlines, and never takes his Switch out of the dock.