Sony announced today that its upcoming PlayStation 5 event has been rescheduled to Thursday, June 11th at 4PM ET.
The event was originally scheduled for June 4th but was postponed following the death of George Floyd and protests against racism and police brutality happening around the world.
Sony plans to show off PS5 games during the event, and it will run for “a bit more than an hour,” Sony Interactive CEO Jim Ryan said in a blog post announcing the original event
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) June 8, 2020
The company recommends viewers wear headphones while watching the video, because it did “some cool audio work” that’s harder to notice on a laptop or phone. Sony also said the event will stream at 1080p and 30 frames per second, much lower than the 4K quality the device is capable of showing. Sony said the video was reduced to ease the production process, since many staff and developers are working from home.
“There are moments in life when something happens around you and you realize that what you’ve been doing is either not big enough, not good enough, or just wrong. This is such a moment,” he said in an email exchange. “We are going to take a good hard look at how we behave as a company, and how we behave towards our community.”
The PS5 will have a custom eight-core AMD Zen 2 CPU, a custom AMD RDNA 2-based GPU, 16GB of GDDR6 RAM, and a proprietary SSD with 825GB of storage and 5.5GB/s of performance. The DualSense controller will have haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, an integrated microphone, and a USB-C port. The controller’s share button has also been renamed to the “create” button, but Sony hasn’t shared much about what it will let players do just yet.