New details about the PlayStation 5 will be announced soon and fans can get a full look at the next-gen console livestream as it happens. Here's everything you need to know.
The showcase will mark the first time that Sony Interactive Entertainment will offer a complete reveal of their next generation console, and give their fanbase a look at what’s in store for their planned Holiday 2020 release.
Using PlayStation’s official Twitter account, the company announced it will give a “deep dive” into the PS5’s system architecture during its presentation, which will be broadcasted on March 18.
How to watch PlayStation 5’s reveal
The blog is the official channel for all of PlayStation’s latest announcements including new release dates, indie game spotlights, PlayStations Plus Free Games for the month, and more.
It’s unknown how long the broadcast will be, but you can expect it to start at 9 AM PST / 12 PM EST / 4 pm GMT and continue until they’ve ran through their full PS5 reveal.
What to expect in the PS5 reveal?
Tomorrow at 9am Pacific Time, PS5 lead system architect Mark Cerny will provide a deep dive into PS5’s system architecture, and how it will shape the future of games.
Watch tomorrow at PlayStation Blog: https://t.co/bgP1rXMeC8 pic.twitter.com/BSYX9tOYhE
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) March 17, 2020
PS5 lead system architect Mark Cerny will be providing more information on the upcoming console’s build and structure.
It’s likely that he’ll show an in-depth view of the PlayStation 5, almost a year after a Wired interview in which Cerney first talked about the new console.
The Wired article began: “Mark Cerny would like to get one thing out of the way right now: The video game console that Sony has spent the past four years building is no mere upgrade.”
PS5 and the Xbox Series X
Now it’s time for Sony to ‘wow’ the market again with what they are confident will not only compete but surpass the already impressive specs known about respected rivals Microsoft's Xbox Series X, formerly known as Project Scarlett.
Xbox's next-gen console will have 16GB GDDR6 memory, 120 fps support, a 1TB custom NVMe SSD, and a string of impressive letters and numbers that are used to describe its GPU and CPU. That's not including the 8k resolution support and Ray Tracing already linked to the console.
The industry and fans alike will be excited to see what features Sony will come out with to beat that. Also considering that there’s been talk of possible backwards compatibility with the PlayStation 4.
More statement on PlayStation 5's PS4 Backwards Compatibility
"Currently, the dev team is putting all power on verifying whether they can secure a complete compatibility. Please wait for more information."https://t.co/g8OWIbrri3 pic.twitter.com/bkS2TYTjOI
— 黒凧 BlackKite (@bk2128) October 8, 2019
PlayStation told Famitsu, translated by BlackKite: “Currently, the dev team is putting all power on verifying whether they can secure a complete compatibility. Please wait for more information.”
A release of Holidays 2020 will put it on a collision course with the next Xbox, so you can bet Sony is aiming to impress with this livestream.