With all of Microsoft’s news about the Xbox Series X and Series S, Sony has seemed extremely quiet. While they’ve been pretty tight-lipped on everything until now, it seems like they’re actually going to show us the PlayStation 5 in some more detail, and showcase the games we’ll be getting for it. The event is scheduled for tomorrow, and it’s really pretty damn exciting.
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) September 12, 2020
The event will take place at 9pm GMT, or 1PM Pacific, so not the most social of hours. I think that we’ll be seeing a pre-order availability of immediately confirmed right at the end of it. This would put pre-orders ahead of Microsoft’s offerings, which is something Sony needs if they’re asking for the full price of their consoles upfront.
As for what we can expect from the event, it’s anyone’s guess really. Sony hasn’t given us any hints, which is more intriguing than worrying. We know that Sony launches are generally quite good. They always put out a decent game or two from first-party studios, but now all they need to do is confirm which games from current-gen consoles will be upgraded for free.
I think that we’ll see a couple of games for sure, even if they aren’t launch titles. One will be God of War 2, a sequel to the reboot of sorts from Respawn Entertainment. The second is going to be The Last Of Us Part 2‘s multiplayer element. I think that this is going to be a big selling point for the PlayStation 5, and I wouldn’t be surprised if it was exclusive to the next-generation console.
This is a key moment for Sony. We need a release date for the PlayStation 5, a price, and any payment plans they might be working on. That would give us the equivalent of what Microsoft has given us, and Microsoft has done a fair bit more than that. If Sony can confirms some good launch titles, ones that justify the price of the console within the next couple of months, then I think they might be safe. If however, we don’t get a release date, Sony might start to suffer as we draw closer to November 10.