Update: Sony confirmed the event is indeed taking place on the leaked June 11 date as the ad suggested. They also explained that it was a pre-recorded video with footage of games at 1080p/30 frames per second.
In late May, Sony finally gave the world a date on when to expect to get their first glimpse of the PS5 console. The Future of Gaming was scheduled for June 4th. However, due to the ongoing political situation in the United States, the studio decided to postpone the event indefinitely, with no estimate on when to expect to get information on the new date.
Observant Twitch spectators managed to spot an advertisement on GiantWaffle's channel for the Future of Gaming, but this time with a new date. Apparently, June 11 is the new PS5 event date, but there has been no confirmation or denial on the matter from Sony's side so far. We are supposed to receive more details on the console, its launch titles, and what to expect during the initial period of its lifecycle during the livestream.
This is what the ad looks like. pic.twitter.com/D19AzzT2aK— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) June 8, 2020
Looks like a Twitch ad has leaked the new PS5 event date as June 11. pic.twitter.com/lU0kt9IJGz— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) June 8, 2020
Nonetheless, it is worth noting how other studios, publishers, and media outlets pushed some of their own events recently. The Steam Game Festival: Summer Edition was pushed by a week to June 16th. In addition to IGN and Electronic Arts delaying their respective events, with the latter attributing the delay to leaving the floor for the matters arising in the world. Those three are only the most recent announcements, but the likes of Guerilla Collective and PC Gaming Show also delayed their events by a week.
No official announcement from Sony on the reschedule was communicated, and for an event of this magnitude, they probably will inform everyone with ample time in advance. However, it is worth to take into consideration similar ads started to pop up on TV with the previously revealed June 4th event date. It shows Sony isn't incapable of delaying the event, even if they have spent on advertising. For now, take this news with a grain of salt until we hear from the company itself in the next few days.
I was late but told y’all. PlayStation running these on ESPN. pic.twitter.com/ttvmFwQetQ— Jay Bari Strife (@JayBari_) June 1, 2020
How excited are you to finally hear more news on the next-generation of consoles from Sony? Do you have any predictions on titles and reveals we might see during the Future of Gaming event? Let us know your thoughts and suggestions in the comments section down below.