” While we understand that gamers worldwide are excited to see PS5 games, we do not feel that right now is the time for celebration. We want to stand back and allow more important voices to be heard.“
Originally, we thought that the delay was a result of the ongoing pandemic. However, in its statement, Sony has made it clear that the COVID-19 is not the reason for the delay. The tragic death of George Floyd on Monday (25/05/20) has shocked the entire world. Protests, riots, and clashes with the police are erupting across several cities in the USA. As a result, many major tech giants have come out in support of Floyd. These include the likes of Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, etc. And it seems that Sony has also chipped in with its share with the announcement.
Sony Delays PS5 Reveal Event
The PS5 reveal would have debuted game sets for Playstation 5. But the COVID-19 pandemic and the US protests against police brutality has drawn worldwide attention. And as a result, Sony has rightfully delayed the launch event to let more important voices be heard.
However, Sony has not yet announced any rescheduling plans for the event or the announcements. It also remains unclear if those announcements drop one at a time or all together at the same time. There is a chance that those announcements might come all together in a completely rescheduled event. Many people have criticized this move by Sony, but there are many more who have supported it.
What To Expect From The Playstation 5?
This is Sony’s new generation of console. And the event reveal would have been Sony’s first public showing of the capabilities of the console. Though the company had been tightly lipped about the specs of the PS5, it finally gave everyone a sneak peek on the console’s specs. Here is what you can expect from the new generation console:
- CPU: AMD Zen 2 with eight cores at 3.5 GHz (variable frequency)
- GPU: 10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23 GHz (variable frequency)
- Custom RDNA GPU Architecture
- Memory: 16 GB GDDR6/ 256-bit
- Memory Bandwidth: 448GB/s
- Storage: Internal Storage: Custom 825 GB SSD
External Storage: USB HDD Support
Expandable Storage: NVMe SSD Slot
- Sound: Audio Powered by Tempest Engine
- Optical Drive: 4k UHD-Blu Ray Drive
When Will The PS5 Launched?
Sony has confirmed that it will be releasing the next-generation console sometime between October and December 2020. However, the delay of the PS5 REVEAL EVENT may have an impact on further events. If it does release during the holidays of 2020, it will be in direct competition with the Xbox-X, which will release at the same time.