After Sony canceled its appearance at this year’s Game Developers Conference (GDC), the company has decided to release more details about its next console, aptly named the Playstation 5 (PS5), on its own. Here’s how to watch the big reveal today, March 18, 2020, at 12 p.m. EST/9 a.m. PST.
What to Expect from Sony’s PlayStation 5 Reveal
Microsoft recently announced the full specs of its Xbox Series X, including details about the console’s improved controller. We’re expecting Sony to do the same as the PS5’s Lead System Architect, Mark Cerny, will be presenting “a deep dive into the PS5’s system architecture, and how it will shape the future of games.”
Seeing as E3 2020 is also canceled, Sony may choose to reveal the final design at today’s event, but will likely restrict this presentation to hardware specs.
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.
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) March 17, 2020
The specs we’ve seen for its competitor lead us to assume that the PS5 will be a massive leap forward in terms of power, if not functionality and usability. The Xbox Series X features, 16 GBs of RAM, a custom AMD Zen 2 CPU with eight cores clocked at 3.8GHz each, and a custom AMD RNDA 2 GPU with 12 teraflops and 52 compute units clocked at 1.825GHz each.
How to Watch Sony’s PlayStation 5 Reveal
The link to the livestream is not yet live, so keep an eye on blog.us.playstation.com. The livestream is expected to begin on March 18, 2020, at noon EST (9 a.m. PST / 4 p.m. GMT).
Update: Sony is also going to be streaming its PlayStation 5 event to YouTube. You can watch the embedded livestream found below.
Will Sony keep focusing on the console exclusives that have made it so popular? How will this console generation compare when it comes to better features vs. more power? Find out today on blog.us.playstation.com.