- Aug 25, 2020
Sony has announced that its PlayStation 5 event will now take place on Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 1pm PT/4pmET/9pm BST. The date was revealed via a Twitch ad, and we're expecting an official announcement to come in the near future from PlayStation's official channels. IGN has captured the below screenshot, confirming the new date. Sony was originally set to reveal the PS5 on June 4, 2020, but it decided to delay it in response to the global protests that followed the death of George Floyd. The PlayStation 5, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, is still scheduled to be released during Holiday 2020. Sony also stated that the yet unknown price of the next-gen console has not been affected by the pandemic either. While we still have yet to see the actual PS5 box, Sony did reveal its controller, the DualSense, earlier this year. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/06/01/sony-delays-ps5-june-reveal-event"] We also recently saw an Unreal Engine 5 demo running on a PlayStation 5, even though Epic confirmed it was not set to be a full-fledged game, yet it is playable. Sony still hasn't exactly made clear what games new PlayStation 5 owners can hope to play when it launches next year, but we do have some confirmed third-party games, including Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Madden NFL 21, Destiny 2, and more. [widget path="global/article/imagegallery" parameters="albumSlug=confirmed-playstation-5-games&captions=true"] [poilib element="accentDivider"] Have a tip for us? Want to discuss a possible story? Please send an email to [email protected]. Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN who can't wait and is so excited he just can't hide it. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.