The PS5 launch is one of the biggest gaming stories of the year, and the moment when Sony lifts the lid on the PS4 successor is believed to be fast approaching. A PS5 reveal event is rumoured to be taking place on Thursday June 4, and ahead of this grand unveiling we’ve been getting some very exciting news. Following the PS5 deep dive specs reveal stream in March we’ve seen the PS5 DualSense controller get announced and the first, actual next-gen gameplay showcased.
The latter mind-blowing announcement was made yesterday, when Epic Games revealed what the Unreal Engine 5 is capable of running on a PS5.
The jaw-dropping footage was showcased during the Summer Game Fest, with Unreal 5 on PS5 capable of generating environments made up of billions of polygons.
It looks like the PS5 will be able to generate visuals which are just as good as the CGI special effects you’d see in the latest Hollywood or Marvel blockbuster.
The PS5 tech demo that debuted yesterday (Wednesday May 13) was hugely impressive stuff, showing what the next-gen consoles will truly be capable of.
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And this will surely only make PlayStation fans even more eager to find out more details about the PS5.
There is a huge appetite for next-gen news, with plenty of details fans still don’t know about the PS5.
We are yet to find out what the design of the PS5 console looks like, its price, exact release date and games coming to the system.
But this could all be about to change in the rumoured Thursday June 4 State of Play stream that will reveal the PS5.
VentureBeat’s in-the-know journalist Jeff Grubb was the one who claimed the PS5 reveal was coming on that date in June.
And Grubb, who accurately called when recent Nintendo Directs were taking place, has now given PS5 fans a tantalising update about the upcoming PlayStation event.
On Twitter Grubb has a thread which outlines the dates of all the major gaming streams taking place this summer.
The GamesBeat reporter is updating this schedule as time goes on, and there’s one big, eye-catching event that Grubb has on the itinerary.
June 4 is when Grubb said a “Slate of PlayStation” will be taking place, which led to one Twitter user ask why the journalist referred to the event this way.
In a post on the social networking site Grubb replied: “Should be an entire slate of games. A lot.”
Given the huge appetite for PS5 news it sounds like Sony could be planning to make a tonne of announcements during the PlayStation 5 reveal event.
And there are plenty of games that are rumoured to be coming to the PS5 which could feature.
Sequels to Horizon Zero Dawn and Marvel’s Spider-Man are rumoured for the PS5 as is the widely tipped remake of Demon’s Souls from remaster specialists Bluepoint Games.
There has been plenty of buzz around these rumoured PS5 games, with the Demon’s Souls remake believed to be a PS5 launch title.
While PlayStation fans may expect some of these games to be coming to the PS5, there are other rumoured titles which may raise a few eyebrows.
One of the most jaw-dropping rumours is that Sony paid huge money to secure timed exclusive rights to GTA 6, which allegedly will be in the PS5 launch line-up.
There have been plenty of PS5 rumours, but this one was particularly eye-catching as the source also correctly leaked other details about the next PlayStation console.
Sony also are rumoured to have struck a deal with Konami to bring a number of their iconic franchises to the PS5.
New games in the Castlevania, Metal Gear Solid and Silent Hill series are also tipped to be coming to the PS5.
And if they are then Sony will bring Hideo Kojima onboard to return to work on the Metal Gear Solid series, where he made his name, and on Silent Hill.
Before Kojima-san and Konami parted ways the MGS creator was working on a Silent Hill reboot, with the iconic PT demo a taster of what was going to come.
This project ended up being canned with the iconic director going onto work on Death Stranding instead.
If either – or both – of these GTA or Konami rumours get confirmed during the PS5 reveal event then that will surely break the internet.
But fans should take these rumours with a big, big dollop of salt until official confirmation.
Either way the prospect of “a lot” of games getting announced during the upcoming PS5 event is a tantalising thought.
And it should kick into overdrive excitement for the next-gen, which is set to start this holiday season.
Both the PS5 and Xbox Series X are scheduled to launch in the run-up to Christmas.
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