Sony had deferred the last week’s Playstation 5 launch in light of the ongoing Black Lives Matter protest against police brutality and discriminatory acts in the US. Sony had released a statement that said, “We needed to step aside so key voices could be heard during this historic and important time.”
The company has freshly announced the rescheduled date to be June 11.
See you Thursday, June 11 at 1:00pm Pacific time (9:00pm BST) for a look at the future of gaming on #PS5: https://t.co/9XJkXYProo pic.twitter.com/8EoN34UPdd
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) June 8, 2020
The “Future of Gaming” event will be thus streamed on YouTube and Twitch at 1700 GMT (10:30 pm).
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We have also seen the new PS5 DualSense Controller and some of the key specs already.
And on Thursday, we will witness the hotly-anticipated console for the first time. Sony will layout PS5’s complete specs and features. Not just that, it will be the presentation of new games. Here’s an example of what you could expect:
Meanwhile, for the fans of Xbox, the wait for Series X launch could be longer than we thought. As per VentureBeat’s Jeff Grubb, the “Xboxing day”, ie the launch event of Series X could get further postponed. He says, perhaps Microsoft wants Sony to “go first”.
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Xboxing Day dropped all the way to August. pic.twitter.com/MOhC8RAkZ4
— Jeff Grubb (@JeffGrubb) June 8, 2020
Now, this is speculation and thus, take it with a grain of salt.
How do you feel about the delay? And amongst the two, which console are you most excited for?