We finally have confirmation of a new State Of Play from PlayStation, but it’s not quite what everyone was hoping it would be. It will take place on August 6, at 1 pm PT. Many rumours were pointing towards a State Of Play event early in August, and this partially confirms them.
New PlayStation State Of Play Will Focus Primarily On PS4, PS VR
Those rumours were also claiming that this State Of Play would focus on the PlayStation 5. However, Sony has confirmed that the main focus of this event is on third-party PS4 and PS VR games instead. That doesn’t mean we’re getting nothing on the PS5, though.
“We’ll have a few PS5 game updates on third-party and indie titles you last saw in June’s PS5 showcase,” reads the official blog post announcing this event. That’s basically it for Sony’s next-gen console, though. Sony went out of their way to inform us that they won’t be talking about anything else regarding the PS5.
PlayStation Studios Titles, PS5 Pre-Order Information Not Part Of State Of Play
“There will be no PlayStation Studios updates in Thursday’s episode. There won’t be any updates around hardware, business, preorders, or dates either,” they wrote. The event currently clocks in at over 40 minutes, and it will be live-streamed on Twitch and YouTube.
Personally, I find the lack of focus on the PS5 quite surprising. We don’t have an official release date yet, but the Holiday release window is fast approaching. My guess was that the next-gen consoles will launch sometime in mid to late November.
Next-Gen Console Releases Are Fast Approaching
Sony likely has another event planned where they will discuss the PS5’s release date, pricing and pre-orders. However, both Microsoft and Sony are going right down to the wire when it comes to discussing those topics for their next-gen consoles.
Maybe Sony will surprise us and announce something unexpected for the PS5 at this State Of Play anyway. It’s unlikely that this is the case, though. PlayStation worldwide marketing head Eric Lempel said in an interview that they would give fans plenty of notice before they open pre-orders.