Sony postponed last week the PS5 event “The Future of Gaming” that was originally scheduled for June 4 to “stand back and make more important voices heard,” referring to Black Lives Matter protests against police violence.
The company has now confirmed that the event will be held on June 11 starting at 1 pm Pacific, or 4 pm Eastern. This will be exactly one week after the original event, and although it was undoubtedly the right step for Sony to postpone it, the company definitely wants to get the marketing and hype for the PS5 going as we go into the summer. That said, it is not surprising that the company has already moved the event.
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) June 8, 2020
We know that the primary focus of this event will be PS5 games, but we hope that Sony will finally give users a look at the console itself. We saw the first PS5 game last week for pre-order, so the expectation for these next-gen consoles is building quickly.
Sony has a number of other events planned for this summer, so it’s not going to give everything away so early, but given the advantage that Microsoft had with its successful Xbox Series X marketing, it would make sense for Sony to go big with its first truly consumer-focused PS5 event.