That’s what Sony says you should expect during tomorrow’s big PlayStation 5 event.
“Our next digital showcase will weigh in at around 40 minutes,” the very brief blog post announcing the showcase reads, “and feature updates on the latest titles from Worldwide Studios and our world-class development partners.”
Nowhere in said blog post is there any mention of hardware—the price and release date of the PlayStation 5 itself, for instance.
Still, that was also true of the last PS5 showcase which, you may recall, ended with a full reveal of the console itself. That showcase was supposed to be all about video games, and while that was mostly true it was also very much about debuting the hardware.
I would be more than a little surprised if tomorrow’s event didn’t end with a price and release date. My prediction remains $499/$399 for the PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition respectively. All signs point to a November 13th release date, just three days after the Xbox Series X and Series S.
Given new reports that Sony will be short on processors for the new console, I expect it will be a very hot, potentially hard to find item this holiday shopping season. Pre-orders are already being rationed.
In other words, it’s possible that Sony will come out the gates with an even steeper price-tag simply because supply will be limited and early adopters will pay more. It might not even matter if the Xbox Series X and Series S are cheaper (with the latter’s $299.99 price-tag already destined to be the cheapest of the pack).
In any case, here are the times for the showcase which should last around 40 minutes:
- 1pm PDT
- 4pm EDT
- 9pm BST
- 10pm CEST
We’ll likely see games from both Sony’s studios and third-party developers this time around. It’s hard to say which games will be on display this time around but I’m hoping we get a bit more of Demon’s Souls and Horizon Forbidden West. Third party titles like Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, Godfall, Outriders and any number of other smaller indie games could also make an appearance.
You can watch the event below: