The PS5 games reveal is imminent, and we’re running a live blog throughout today’s event, which Sony is calling The Future of Gaming. Starting at 1PM PDT / 9PM BST / 4PM EDT, we’ll get our first look at PS5 games coming to the console at launch and likely beyond. Here’s how to watch the PS5 games reveal live stream, so you can follow along.
During this event, we expect to see an array of new game announcements and reveals, with PS5 exclusives debuted for the first time, among other games from third-party publishers and developers. The Future of Gaming will run slightly longer than an hour, Sony has confirmed.
What’s being revealed is still a total mystery. Even with a week’s delay from the original intended date of June 4, seemingly nothing has leaked from what we’re going to see today. We don’t expect to see the console itself today, or to learn the PS5 price, but for the focus to instead be on games.
Below, we’ll be live blogging the PS5 games reveal event all day, up until the end of the live stream.
All times in Pacific Daylight time (PDT).
09.33 – The last time Sony did a proper, traditional E3 conference was in 2017. That lasted for about one hour, give or take a few minutes. This showcase event will run for just over an hour, too, so you’re potentially looking at an event that’s equivalent to an E3 showing in breadth. Here’s hoping we see plenty of new games.
09.00 – Which games will be revealed today? In terms of Sony’s own developers, logic points towards Horizon Zero Dawn 2, since the first game is more than three years old, it sold a bucketload of copies and the developers have theoretically had enough time for a sequel to be made. Guerrilla has a reputation for being a developer that showcases PlayStation technology at its best, too – perfect for a first next-gen unveiling.
We think it’s still slightly too early for God of War 2 and Spider-Man 2, but we’re willing to be surprised. A new Gran Turismo is rumored based on a recent trademark filing.
A Demon’s Souls remake from port specialists BluePoint Games is also expected. Other, wilder rumors point towards a new Silent Hill game, and possibly Resident Evil 8, too.
08.33 – For context, the PS4 was greeted with game reveals from both Sony and third-party publishers and developers when the console was unveiled in 2013. They included games like Killzone: Shadow Fall, Knack and Driveclub, and key titles from other publishers like Destiny and Watch Dogs.
It’s likely we’ll see a similar mix here, as publishers use this platform to get people excited about what they have planned for these new consoles.
07.55 – Hello there! Today is the day of the PS5 games reveal. The Future of Gaming is a ‘digital showcase’ that Sony has said “will run for a bit more than an hour”. While the livestream today will be broadcast in 1080p 30fps to ease the production process for Sony’s staff, a lot of whom are still working from home, it’s pointed out the games will look far superior on 4K TVs.
This is arguably the most exciting reveal in the next-gen console wars, and we’re hoping that Sony doesn’t pull any punches with revealing its biggest upcoming projects. Microsoft, of course, did its first gameplay reveal last month, and it was a little too lean for some of those watching at home, with bigger Xbox Series X games being saved for a separate reveal in July.
We predict Sony will counter-program that, and bring a lot of big guns to the fore, both from its own developers and publishers it’s partnered up with.