PS5 showcase event: How to watch and what to expect

You need to know how to watch the PS5 Showcase event if you want to know everything about Sony's new console ASAP, and you're already in the right place.

The entire PS5 Showcase event stream will be viewable right here, via the Twitch embed above, as soon as it goes live on Wednesday, September 16 at 1pm PDT / 4pm EDT / 9pm BST. Sony says you can expect the broadcast to last for about 40 minutes. That's longer than Sony's typical State of Play broadcasts, but shorter than the big PS5 Future of Gaming event back in June, which ended with our first look at the console itself. 

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The official word from Sony is that the showcase will offer "one more look" at upcoming PS5 games before the console launches this holiday, with a focus on both launch titles and games that are further off. This will include projects from PlayStation Worldwide Studios as well as external developers.

That's what Sony is willing to confirm for the PS5 Showcase agenda right now, but do take note that it is not called a "PS5 Games Showcase." The title implies that there will be talk of the console too, and with Microsoft finally out in the open with its release plans for both Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, it's likely that Sony is ready to follow. There's a chance we'll reach the end of the event without finally learning the PS5 price and release date, but hopefully Sony doesn't plan to keep us in suspense any longer. 

Here's hoping we get a fresh look at the Demon's Souls remake after those screenshots leaked. 

Connor Sheridan

I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.