Sony will not attend E3 2020, what will happen to PlayStation 5?

by Aytun Çelebi

Everybody expected from Sony to announce PlayStation 5 at CES 2020, but they didn’t. For the last couple of days, rumors regarding the Japanese giant about skipping attendance to E3 this year got stronger, and finally the company made an announcement which will break the hearts of everybody expecting PS5. Because Sony will not attend E3 2020 and now the question remains: When willl PS5 be out? Is it this year, is it soon, when is it? Oh, and also… What will PS5 be like? Many people wonder about the specs, design, features and price obviously. So let’s dig in…

Rumors were right, Sony won’t attend to E3 2020…

After all the rumors going crazy, Sony Interactive Entertainment (PlayStation) finally confirmed to Gamesindustry.biz that for the second consecutive year, they will not have a presence at E3, one of the largest and most important gaming fairs in the world. Instead, the company promised to attend hundreds of events around the world to introduce PS4 and PS5 games.

PS5 hardware specs, features

…and won’t hold an event for announcing the PS5

Wait, aren’t you supposed to first introduce PS5, Sony? Isn’t E3 the place you announced the original PlayStation in 1995? And the same place where you announced the following versions every single time? Anyway, let’s go back to the topic…

A Sony Interactive Entertainment spokesperson said:

After thorough evaluation SIE has decided not to participate in E3 2020. We have great respect for the ESA as an organization, but we do not feel the vision of E3 2020 is the right venue for what we are focused on this year.

 

We will build upon our global events strategy in 2020 by participating in hundreds of consumer events across the globe. Our focus is on making sure fans feel part of the PlayStation family and have access to play their favorite content. We have a fantastic line up of titles coming to PlayStation 4, and with the upcoming launch of PlayStation 5, we are truly looking forward to a year of celebration with our fans.

Sony will introduce the PlayStation 5 in 2020, leakers say

No one knows. But we can look into what they said and shown, and have an idea. Well, first let’s look at the bits and bytes and see how the new console will be, or at least how people are expecting it according to these…

Sony is actually giving information about PS5 from time to time, so this is not a random act. They are building up. People are hungry, but Sony doesn’t want to feed them at once.

PlayStation devkits show the design

We know things about PS5, but we are left in the dark for the most part

We know some details, yet we can’t list the specs just by looking at these. For example, we know new features of DualShock 5 controller, which will come with the console. We know about the new SSD tech, because the company made a demo. We know there will be partial game install support and backwards compatibility on PlayStation 5.

We have even seen the logo at the last week of CES 2020, I think there’s not more to add to what community said about it.

Sony Interactive Entertainment’s president and CEO Jim Ryan also told that PS5 will feature “future-proof technology” such as a high-speed SSD, 3D audio, Ultra HD Blu-ray, hardware-based ray tracing and a new DualShock controller that features haptic feedback and adaptive triggers.

Sony PlayStation 5 logo

But the most intriguing part to me is that PS5 will be launched during holiday season in 2020, and more, told by a leaker on 4chan, which no part of the post is confirmed but it is fully about PS5. Full of alleged yet interesting information.

According to the user, PS5 will have a GPU that can reach 10 teraflops and each game you buy for PS5 will come with three months free PS Now, because PlayStation Now, the online subscription service of Sony Interactive Entertainment will have an important role for PS5.

The release date, price and pre-order details are among the leaked info

The leaker says the launch will be on 5th of February at a PlayStation meeting that will be held at the Sony Hall in New York City. The slogan will be “It’s time to play” this time, according to the 4chan leaker. He said the following about the new console as well.

Buzz words for the console’s features include “little to no load times”, “blazing fast downloads”, “immersive controls”, “modular installs for games, download whatever”, “disc drive included”, and “download the games, or stream the games as an option”.

And added that PS5 will be on the market in October for $499 and the pre-order process will start right after the event in select regions.

We are hungry Sony, for more and more… But we don’t know if we can wait any longer…

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