Sony has announced a new PlayStation 5 showcase scheduled for Wednesday, September 16 at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET. The event will focus on the console’s upcoming games. It will include a look at games coming at launch as well as those available in the future. If you haven’t made up your mind on purchasing the PS5 yet, this could be your chance. It’s possible we also could get information on some things we really need to know before purchasing the console: the price and release date.
The event will be shown on both Twitch and YouTube, and will last about 40 minutes. It’s games-focused rather than hardware-focused, and will feature updates on first-party and third-party games. We know that Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart are both scheduled to release near the system’s launch. Neither has a firm release date. Other games, such as the Demon’s Souls remake, don’t have release windows yet. There also isn’t an official date for the PS5 version of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, but it releases three days after Microsoft’s systems. Having that available as a launch title for the PS5 would certainly be a big deal. However, it will also be one of players’ first introductions to the new $70 price we’ll see for certain next-gen games. Take-Two is similarily pricing games at this level, while other companies such as Ubisoft have not done so yet.
Sony has still not revealed the release date or price for the PS5, but it may have no choice now that Microsoft has revealed the Xbox Series X/S is set to release on November 10. While the Series X will cost $500, the less-powerful Series S will cost $300. This strategy is different from Sony’s, where the only difference between the PS5 and PS5 Digital systems is a disc drive. Because of this, it’s unlikely there will be an enormous price difference between the two. We’ll know for sure soon.