PlayStation 5 games reveal event June 4: How to watch, start time and what to expect

PlayStation 5 games reveal event June 4: How to watch, start time and what to expect

The coronavirus pandemic may have shut down the annual E3 video game show this year, but Sony’s still planning to hold events to discuss its upcoming PlayStation 5 video game console before the launch this fall.

The latest will be a video game reveal, slated for June 4. The event, which PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan touted as a first look at games that’ll be made for the console, will be held entirely online and will last about an hour.

“The games coming to PS5 represent the best in the industry from innovative studios that span the globe,” Ryan said when announcing the event. “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.”

Along with our sister site GameSpot, CNET’s global team will cover Sony’s event, as well as other conferences that have shifted online. And our coverage will include the real-time updates, commentary and analysis you can only get here.

Sony said more events will occur after its June showcase.

Sony’s event starts June 4 at 4 p.m. ET.

Sony’s event starts June 4 at 9 p.m. BST.

Sony’s event starts June 5 at 6 a.m. AEST.

You can watch it live on Sony’s official PlayStation website.

It’ll be also streamed live on Sony’s PlayStation YouTube page and live on the PlayStation Twitch page.

We’ll embed the YouTube link in this post closer to the time, so you’ll be able to watch the event in this post.

What we can expect
Sony appears to understand some fans were disappointed with a gaming showcase Microsoft held in early May. That event, which was billed as a first opportunity to see gameplay for titles coming to the upcoming Xbox Series X, was criticized as mostly being a collection of trailers rather than a look at what it’ll be like to play new games. Microsoft has another event planned for July, when it plans to show off new games from its own development studios — including 343 Industries, makers of the hit Halo space combat series and its newest title, Halo Infinite.