PS5 State of Play: New event announced for Thursday, but not for the PS5?

As we move further into the Summer of Gaming, when will Sony give us more information about the PS5 in a State of Play?

by Rob Leane

Sony’s latest reveal event focused on the ‘future of gaming’, showing off a large number of exclusive PS5 games.

Rumours suggest August event will reveal release date and price – here are some predictions, news, games, livestreams and where you’ll want to tune in

It’s worth noting that Sony rescheduled this PS5 reveal event due to the turmoil that is still ongoing around the globe. The PS5 event took place on Thursday 11th June at 9 PM BST, a week after the original event was intended to take place.

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With this event done and dusted, people are now speculating when the next PS5 reveal event will be. You can scroll onwards to learn more and find out where and when to tune in to the next State Of Play…

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When is the next PS5 reveal event?

PlayStation has announced it is hosting a State of Play event at 1 PM PT (9 PM BST) on Thursday, August 6, the same date leakers previously suggested.

However, PlayStation has tempered expectations for the event, promising “no big PS5 announcements” with a focus instead on PS4 and PSVR titles.

In a PlayStation blog post, Sid Shudman confirmed that “there will be no PlayStation Studios updates in Thursday’s episode. There won’t be any updates around hardware, business, preorders, or dates either.”

The 40-minute long event will instead focus “squarely on showcasing some cool upcoming games coming to the broader PlayStation ecosystem.”

After Sony announced it’s ‘Listen with Sony’ event for August 6, the alleged State of Play rumoured for the same day seemed unlikely to happen, but this seems not to have put PlayStation off their event.

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Where can I watch the next PS5 event?

State Of Play live streams are traditionally hosted on the official PlayStation YouTube and Twitch channels.

We’d advise you to subscribe to those channels and maybe even sign up to be notified about any new videos. That way, you’ll be first to see it when the next ‘future of gaming’ live-stream kicks off.

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What will we see in the State of Play?

There will be no updates to PS5-related games, hardware, pricing, or dates in the next State of Play, which focuses on PSVR and PS4-related content.

The description states that there will be “A few quick check-ins on third-party and indie games from June’s PS5 showcase.”

We expect these to include Hitman, NBA 2K21 and everyone’s favourite food-related game, Bugsnax.

The Japanese blog post for the State of Play also confirmed we would receive new information for the upcoming Crash Bandicoot: It’s About Time.

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When will the next PS5 event be?

Hopefully, this event will be followed up by a PS5 State of Play pretty soon after which will reveal all these details.

According to an unidentified PlayStation official who spoke to Bloomberg, Sony also has another PlayStation 5 event “tentatively scheduled for this month.”

Spider-Man: Miles Morales is one of the titles expected to come to the PlayStation 5 at launch, and so it may be one of the games that gets a deeper look into the gameplay at the next PS5 State of Play.

For fans disappointed that there was no God of War 2 announcements, it’s unlikely these games will be revealed in any events before the PlayStation 5 releases.

This might be Sony’s final chance to give prospective PS5 buyers a real insight into the console before they decide which console to pre-order, meaning they are likely to pull out all the stops.

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Rob Leane