Sony has made it official that the PlayStation 5 event will be held online on June 4. The event is designed to both announce new games and show gameplay from the new PS5 console, Sony said in a statement late Friday.
“The games coming to PS5 represent the best in the industry from innovative studios that span the globe, 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,” said Jim Ryan, president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment Studios.
Sony has so far unveiled a logo for the console, the PS5 gamepad, and a tech demo showing the console’s graphics capability. The PS5 will feature a custom eight-core AMD Zen 2 CPU clocked at 3.5GHz and a custom GPU based on AMD’s RDNA 2 architecture hardware that promises 10.28 teraflops and 36 compute units clocked at 2.23GHz.
It will also have 16GB of GDDR6 RAM and a custom 825GB SSD. The PS5 will also feature 4K Blu-ray drive and will still support discs, but those games will still require installation to the internal SSD.