Sony's big PlayStation 5 event rescheduled for Thursday

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Sony postponed a planned PlayStation 5 online event last week out of respect for protests in the US and around the world against police violence and racism. Now we've got a new date: The company announced today that its look at "the future of gaming," at least as it will exist on PlayStation devices, will take place on June 11.

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The event will focused on the new PlayStation 5 console, but even though that falls outside our usual area of coverage, it's one we pay attention to for a couple of reasons. Sony events often feature information on at least one or two multiplatform games, for one thing, and it's also fun to compare new consoles to contemporary PC hardware, as we did last year when the PS5 was first revealed.

There are also persistent rumors that Resident Evil 8 will finally be made official at this event: AestheticGamer aka Dusk Golem, a regular and reasonably reliable leaker who said in April that the next Resident Evil will first-person and lean heavily into themes of the occult, insanity, and trust, pointed out on Twitter last week that all the games in the series went on sale last week around the time that the PS5 event was originally slated to take place, and said that they are "99 percent sure" that Resident Evil 8 will be in the reveal event.

Sony didn't specify where the reveal event can be watched, but since it initially leaked through a Twitch ad, my guess is that you can probably pick it up there, or at YouTube if that's your preference.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.