PlayStation 5 Showcase taking place on Wednesday, confirms Sony

Sony has announced that a PlayStation 5 Showcase will be taking place on Wednesday September 16th, with the timings being 1pm PDT/9pm BST/10pm CEST. The PlayStation 5 Showcase will last for approximately 40 minutes and will include updates on the games and input from some of the development partners. We are also expecting the showcase to finalise the release date and price of the PlayStation 5, following the confirmation of release and prices from Microsoft for the Xbox Series X/S.

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Earlier this week, GAME had teased that PS5 announcements were to take place and pre-orders were to open but that information was incorrect. Residents in the United States can begin a new quest to secure a PlayStation 5 by registering for a pre-order direct from Sony. You will need to give them your PSN ID to sign up, but this does not mean you’re guaranteed a console.

There will be a limited quantity of PS5 consoles available for pre-order, so we will be inviting some of our existing consumers to be one of the first to pre-order one from PlayStation. Pre-order reservations will be taken on a first-come-first-serve basis, so once you get an invite via email, we encourage you to follow instructions and act fast.

If you do pre-register Sony will decide if you do get a pre-order invitation “based on previous interests and PlayStation activities.”

The first TV spot for the PlayStation 5 has also arrived with Sony try to describe to people what it will feel like to play games on their next-gen console, wrapping together things like 3D audio, haptic feedback and adaptive triggers.

It’s quite a high concept video, showing a woman adventuring in a weird and mysterious world. The opening line says, “Welcome to a world where you can feel more,” and this is a key part of Sony’s pitch for the next generation. The DualSense controller features adaptive triggers to relay different pressures to your fingers, while more advanced haptic feedback is to be incorporated to add more nuance compared to the rumble motors found in the DualShock 4. 3D audio with advanced HRTF processing to simulate different ear shapes will also aim to make audio more immersive and spatial, regardless of whether you’re hearing sound from a TV, set of headphones or an existing surround sound set up.

Source: PS Blog

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4 Comments

  1. Finally..!

    • It’s about the earliest Sony could do it since they were waiting for MS to blink first, plus they said the last week was all about PSVR.
      If rumours are right Sony will need a few days to change all their marketing stuff as they had the price of the PS5 a lot higher than the £450 XSX. I reckon the lowered price will be the same but could go £50 cheaper. Either way its a great price for the tech inside.

      • The rumours had the PS5 price as anything from stupidly expensive to floating around in the bottom of a cereal box for free.

        Well, maybe a bit more realistic than “free” but anything from cheaper than Series X to a couple of hundred quid more.

        I’d assume they had a range of prices with all the marketing ready to go with whatever price they settled on after MS blinked first, and right now they’re trying to decide on £449 to match Series X, or maybe £399 to beat it.

        Also, what’s “project nimble”? The image on the PS blog is named SIE_Project_Nimble_LOCALIZATION_003_EN-01.jpg

      • That report about Sony intending to sell the PS5 for a lot more ($600) seems a little bit odd if it costs $450 to manufacture.

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