PS5 Event: When and How to Watch Sony’s Big Reveal–and What to Expect

11 June 2020
PlayStation, PS5, Future of Gaming, Gaming, Livestream, Sony
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The video game world is in the midst of an extended drumroll – one that fans are hoping will climax tonight (Dubai time) with Sony’s PlayStation 5 event.

Sony’s event, titled Future of Gaming, is set for later today, June 11. Here’s when and where you can watch the biggest PS5 reveal yet.

What do we know about the PS5 so far?

To date, a reasonable amount is known about the PS5 – there’s a vaguely PS4-ish PS5 logo, a vaguely DualShock-ish new controller (it’s called the DualSense), and a system architecture that includes an SSD drive, which, just like that on your laptop, is destined to speed loading times and boost performance.

But now, it’s time for, y’know, the meat: what does this thing look like? What games can we expect to be released for the PS5? What will accompany its launch at the end of 2020? Sony wrote on its blog that the event will offer, “a first look at the games you’ll be playing after PlayStation 5 launches this holiday.”

When is the event?

The Future of Gaming will livestream at midnight Dubai time, June 12th, which is 9pm BST on the 11th. The event was originally scheduled for last week, but Sony announced that it would be postponed to, “allow more important voices to be heard” – a likely nod to the vital anti-racism conversations and demonstrations taking place around the world.

Where can I stream it?

PlayStation fans can stream the event on the official YouTube channel, or in the embed below. It’ll also be on the PlayStation Twitch channel, and streamable on all PS4 consoles.

What’s the best way to watch it?

The stream has been pre-taped, and will be limited to 1080p and 30 frames per second – likely less than a true 1:1 representation of the games that will be showcased, which could run at a native 4K resolution at 60 frames per second. Sony’s blog recommends wearing headphones for the broadcast, because, “there’s some cool audio work in the show, and it might be harder to appreciate if it’s pumped through your phone or laptop speakers.” Time to bust out your best noise-cancelling headphones, then.