You Won’t See the PS5 or a Price Announcement on June 4th

Posted on May 29 2020 - 5:31pm by Ben Brown

Sony has finally announced that they will be streaming a pre-recorded event on Twitch or YouTube on June 4th 2020 at 1pm PDT / 9pm BST.

Jim Ryan quoted the following:

With each generation, from the first PlayStation to PlayStation 4, we aim higher and we push the boundaries further, to try and deliver better experiences for our community. This has been the mission of the PlayStation brand for more than 25 years. A mission I have been a part of nearly since the beginning.
There are few things as exciting as the launch of a new console. While this road to launch has been a bit…different, we are as thrilled as ever to bring you with us on this journey to redefine the future of videogames.
We’ve shared technical specifications and shown you the new DualSense wireless controller. But what is a launch without games?
That’s why I’m excited to share that we will soon give you a first look at the games you’ll be playing after PlayStation 5 launches this holiday. The games coming to PS5 represent the best in the industry from innovative studios that span the globe. Studios, both larger and smaller, those newer and those more established, all have been hard at work developing games that will showcase the potential of the hardware.
This digital showcase will run for a bit more than an hour and, for the first time, we will all be together virtually experiencing the excitement together. A lack of physical events has given us an amazing opportunity to think differently and bring you on this journey with us, and hopefully, closer than ever before. This is part of our series of PS5 updates and, rest assured, after next week’s showcase, we will still have much to share with you.

The emphasis is about games only and at the bottom of the quote he mentioned that they have a series of updates lined up after the showcase. Which hint towards a console reveal and release date which you would expect to feature a price alongside it

Fan mock-up render

We still expect the console to release this year, but will it cost $399 or a lot more this time around?