Throughout the summer, we’ve seen plenty of companies making their big announcements for the rest of the year, whether those announcements were made at bigger events like E3 and Gamescom or solo. Sony was one of the few exceptions to this rule, leaving fans wondering when it was going to host its own showcase. After waiting all summer, we finally have an answer, as Sony has announced a new PlayStation 5 showcase for next week.
Yesterday Sony revealed that the next PlayStation Showcase will take place on Thursday, September 9 at 10 p.m. KST. The digital showcase, lasting about 40 minutes, will obviously focus on new features for the PlayStation 5. As always, PlayStation fans will be able to watch the showcase on Twitch and YouTube.
If Sony does not give specific details on the content of the showcase, it does tell us what to expect in general terms. We will be entitled to updates from PlayStation Studios and third-party developers. It looks like most of the games featured will be titled launching over the holiday season, but Sony’s announcement suggests we’ll see games slated for release in 2022 as well.
When it comes to first-party games, Horizon Forbidden West and the upcoming God of War are highly anticipated titles. While none of these games will be released until 2022, they are still the biggest third-party games on the PlayStation 5 horizon. We might also see something from Gran Turismo 7, as we’ve been waiting for an update to this game for a long time.
No PSVR 2
Sony says there won’t be any information on the next-gen PSVR during this presentation, which means the focus should be on upcoming games for the PS5. The PSVR 2 was reportedly detailed recently at a developer event, revealing that the headset connects to a PS5 through a single cable. The headset also features higher-resolution OLED displays (2,000 x 2,040 pixels per eye) and an improved 110-degree field of view.
Sony might be ready to roll out a new PS5 system software update that it has beta tested. This update unlocks support for M.2 SSDs and also includes improvements to the PS5’s dashboard user interface as well as 3D audio support for the built-in TV speakers.