Sony PlayStation has announced today that it has decided to postpone its much anticipated PS 5 event which was originally scheduled to take place on 4 June 2020.
The decision was made in light of the current protests taking place in the US. According to a post shared on its different social media accounts, Sony Playstation claims that due to the protests, they feel that now is not the right time to “celebrate” the PS5. They do not want the announcement of their latest console to overshadow or interrupt what’s going on right now in the world.
Those hoping to find out more information regarding the PS5 release date, cost, and potential games being developed for the system will surely be left disappointed. Sony did not mention a new date for the cancelled event, but an announcement is expected to made in the coming days.
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) June 1, 2020
Rumours suggest Sony is planning a holiday 2020 release date for its next-gen console, although that is yet to be confirmed by the company. Thanks to a demonstration by Epic Games Technical Director of Graphics Brian Karis and Special Projects Art Director Jerome Platteaux, we also know that both the PS5 and Xbox Series X will use the Unreal Engine to run their games, which represent a huge step forward in the graphical capabilities of both consoles.
Unfortunately, Sony have also stated that they don’t intend on making the PS5 compatible with PS4, meaning the company will launch first-party titles exclusively to the PS5.
Take a look at the Unreal 5 Engine below: