The moment you’ve been waiting for is finally here. Sony will finally lift the curtain on the games coming to the PlayStation 5, its highly anticipated next-gen console, on June 11 at 4 pm ET. This is poised to be the biggest reveal stream of the many E3 replacement online events happening in June.
What should fans expect to see at the show? Sony has kept a tight lid on the show, cryptically teasing that gamers should prepare to get a “look at the future of gaming.” Reports in May claimed that Sony’s PS5 reveal event was so secret that the date was even kept from partners showcasing games during the broadcast. Other rumors suggest that the reveal event will focus specifically on the games and won’t show what the console actually looks like.
Sony has been incredibly secretive about unveiling details regarding the PS5 when compared to how Microsoft has approached the marketing for the Xbox Series X, which was first shown in a surprise trailer at The Game Awards last year. Microsoft has also named many of the third-party games coming to the console and will talk more about the next-gen console’s first-party titles in a July live stream.
As far as the games coming to the PS5, there are a few third-party titles that have been confirmed for the console. The list includes Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Cyberpunk 2077, Destiny 2, Fortnite, Godfall, Madden 21, Rainbox Six Quarantine, Warframe, and more.
Sony will have to hit two big selling points before the PS5 releases this holiday: the console’s first-party exclusives and its price. As far as price goes, there’s no indication that Sony is ready to reveal that crucial detail. It’s quite possible the publisher is waiting for Microsoft to shoot first, especially at a time when the US economy is officially in a recession. Sony still has some time to adjust and share the price point this summer before things kick into high gear in the fall.
First-party titles are more interesting. We’ve made some predictions regarding what games we might see revealed for the PS5 this year. The timing may be right for sequels to 2017’s Horizon Zero Dawn as well as Marvel’s Spider-Man and God of War, both of which were released in 2018.
It seems more likely that a sequel to Horizon would be further along in development, and it wouldn’t be a surprise if the game were ready for launch along with the PS5 this holiday.
Whatever the case, PlayStation fans will find out what’s coming to the PS5 very soon! You can watch the PS5 reveal event below:
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