Sony shall be launching the PlayStation 5 (PS5) in a web based occasion tonight forward of its launch later this 12 months.

The occasion shall be streamed on Twitch and YouTube at 9pm UK time, and was initially postponed out of respect for the Black Lives Matter protests going down the world over.

Tonight’s occasion will provide players their first glimpse of the PS5 console in addition to a take a look at the primary tranche of distinctive video games which shall be obtainable on it.

The PS5 will play Fortnite

A number of the first few PS5 video games have already been introduced, together with Murderer’s Creed: Valhalla, Fortnite and Future 2, however normally the contents of the present have been saved secret.

Sony has already launched the console’s specs that are a dramatic enchancment on the PS4 which launched six years in the past, though the design stays a thriller.

It is going to be nearly fully backwards-compatible, and the console’s 4K UHD blu-ray drive ought to make it nice for watching movies in addition to enjoying video games.

Rumours counsel a number of the new video games to be introduced tonight will embody a sequel to Horizon Zero Daybreak, one other Name of Responsibility sport, and – extra of a prayer than a hearsay – some extra information about Cyberpunk 2077.

It’s anticipated to be launched earlier than the tip of 2020, seemingly in the direction of Christmas, and shall be competing instantly with Microsoft’s new Xbox Collection X console.

Not like Sony with the PS5, Microsoft has been fast to launch all the data it might probably about its new console.

For Sony, the one confirmed little bit of {hardware} design has been the brand new DualSense controller, which was revealed on 7 April.

Sony says the design has been finalised for the wi-fi controller and items have been despatched to video games builders “who’re implementing its distinctive options into their video games” – but it surely will not be saying what these video games shall be for a couple of hours but.




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