Sony‘s PlayStation reveal event is now back on after being delayed last week. The tech giant has just announced the new game-reveal live-streamed event that will take place on Thursday, June 11th, at 400 p.m. ET or 1:00 p.m. PT.
The announcement briefly mentions last week’s delay, saying: “We needed to step aside so key voices could be heard during this historic and important time.”
Amid ongoing protests that took place over the weekend in the United States and across the world, and social media being used to broadcast field-based reports of their events, Sony has decided to postpone its reveal event of the PS5 games that was initially scheduled for June 4th.
“While we understand gamers worldwide are excited to see PS5 games, we do not feel that right now is a time for celebration,” the official PlayStation Twitter account posted on Monday. “For now, we want to stand back and allow more important voices to be heard.”
Wear Your Headphones
Sony’s statement further goes to confirm a rather unusual technical limitation for its reveal of the next-generation titles: that the feed will peak at 1080-pixel resolution and 30 frames per second. This comes after the tech giant kept announcing specs like 4K resolutions – which YouTube supports – and 120fps refresh rates, which YouTube doesn’t.
The post also advised fans to wear headphones, with the update citing ‘cool audio work’ that ‘might be harder to appreciate if it’s pumped through your phone or laptop speakers.’ The company’s announcement post also mentioned PS5‘s pieces of information revealed until now, saying, “What is a launch without games?”
So far, we’ve seen the console’s brand new controller, a detailed glimpse of the system architecture, that came with some of the system’s technical specs, and an odd CES keynote moment that unveiled the console’s logo and nothing else.