Sony’s PlayStation 5 Reveal Event This Week Won’t Be In 4K

Sony announces the renewed “Future of Gaming” PlayStation 5 reveal event for June 11th. Initially, we would have witnessed the first actual Playstation 5 gameplay last week. That event was understandably postponed due to the current Black Lives Matter protests.

PlayStation 5 gameplay reveal

The first actual PlayStation 5 gameplay reveal will take place Thursday. That is a week later than originally planned. Sony postponed the initial event after the death of African American U.S. citizen George Floyd. The incident led to huge protests against racism and police brutality across the United States and beyond.

Just as the protests spread to other countries, Sony decided that it was best to postpone the “Future of Gaming” event. “We needed to step aside so key voices could be heard during this historic and important time,” Sony writes in the blog post. It is very much debatable if those voices are indeed heard already. But according to the Japanese company, waiting a week was long enough.

Livestream quality will be lower than 4K

Sony is revealing it’s first official PlayStation 5 gameplay in 1080p at 30 frames per second. We expected to see the upcoming console in it’s full glory. But according to the console maker, the recent Coronavirus pandemic made it hard for all the contributors to provide footage in 4K resolution at the promised 60 frames per second.

In other words, while quite exciting for PlayStation fans, the upcoming reveal won’t be as visually impressive as it could be. For comparison, both the first Unreal Engine 5 reveal on PlayStation 5 and Microsoft’s extensive game announcement reveal were broadcast in ultra-high definition.

Regardless, you can watch the livestream on June 11th at 1PM Pacific Time or 10PM Central European Time. The PlayStation 5 gameplay reveal will be broadcast on Twitch and YouTube.

In the wake of Floyd’s death and the subsequent civil unrest, many gaming companies postponed upcoming project. For example, all upcoming Call of Duty seasons were delayed until further notice. That’s been a week ago already (as of writing).

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