We’re finally getting a look at what the PlayStation 5 is capable of running — and what it might have at launch. On Friday morning, we’ll see what those games are.
The livestream, which was scheduled for earlier in June but postponed as a result of protests taking place in the United States, kicks off at 6:00am AEST, Friday, June 12. The new date was first revealed on Twitch, with users discovering ads revealing the new time. Screenshots were later shared on Resetera, after which point Sony confirmed the livestream’s time and date.
The stream is going out live across Sony's own website, Twitch and YouTube. Sony also advised watching with headphones if possible, as the company has arranged something special that's not possible through regular speakers:
It’s also best if you watch while wearing headphones, if you can — there’s some cool audio work in the show, and it might be harder to appreciate if it’s pumped through your phone or laptop speakers.
Sony's PlayStation 5 Games Showcase: Where To Watch
A YouTube embed isn't available at the time of writing, but you can follow via Twitch below.
In an official blog post, Sony's Jim Ryan said the livestream will "give you a first look at the games you’ll be playing after PlayStation 5 launches this holiday". It'll feature blockbuster titles as well as indies, and will run for "a bit more than an hour".
Sony added that the livestream will also be broadcast in 1080p/30fps, with the latter designed to simplify the production work required "during a time when many of our team and developers are working from home".
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