- Aug 25, 2020
A new report claims that Sony plans to make new PlayStation 5 announcements this month. Bloomberg says a PlayStation official - who remained anonymous, as the plan isn't public - explained that Sony "tentatively" plans to make its next announcement in August. It's not clear when that announcement will take place, nor what it will be. That said, it feels likely that the announcement would centre around the console's price and release date, which the remain the major unknowns around PS5 (and its competitor Xbox Series X). [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/ps5-sony-reportedly-increasing-production-to-10-million-consoles-in-2020-ign-news"] That would fit into Sony's recent statement saying preorders for the console won't come as a surprise - meaning it's feasible that this next announcement will serve as the early warning for preorders opening. Worldwide Head of Marketing Eric Lempel previously said "I think it's safe to say...we'll let you know when preorder will happen. It's not going to happen with a minute's notice. We're going to at some point let you know when you can preorder PlayStation 5. So, please, don't feel like you have to go run out and line up anywhere until you receive official notice on how that will work." When preorders do arrive, it seems as though Sony may be limiting orders to one per household. Here's everything we know about PS5 preorders right now. [widget path="global/article/imagegallery" parameters="albumSlug=confirmed-playstation-5-games&captions=true"] Whatever this announcement is, we know it won't be a part of August 6's State of Play, which will focus on upcoming third-party published PS4 and PS VR games, with check-ins on PS5 games announced at the PS5 reveal showcase, but will feature "no big PS5 announcements." [poilib element="accentDivider"] Joe Skrebels is IGN's Executive Editor of News. Follow him on Twitter. Have a tip for us? Want to discuss a possible story? Please send an email to [email protected].