Sony is announcing that it will hold a special PlayStation showcase on September 9th. The event will start at 4PM ET / 1PM PT, and will run for 40 minutes in what is being teased as “a look into the future of PS5.” Sony says its showcase will include updates from its PlayStation Studios, and a look at games releasing this holiday and beyond.
Sony could be ready to launch a new PS5 system software update that it has been beta testing. The update unlocks M.2 SSD support, and also includes some UI improvements to the PS5 dashboard and 3D audio support for built-in TV speakers.
Get a sneak peek at the future of PS5, with updates from PlayStation Studios and industry-leading devs. Hope to see you there!— PlayStation (@PlayStation) September 2, 2021
While there’s a promise of what’s next for PS5, Sony’s new PlayStation VR headset won’t make an appearance at the showcase. The next-gen PSVR was reportedly detailed at a developer summit recently, revealing that the headset connects to a PS5 via a single cable. The headset also includes higher-resolution OLED displays (2000 x 2040 pixels per eye)and an improved 110-degree field of view.
Sony is still promising “plenty of great PS5 games from developers large and small,” and it’s likely we’ll get another look at Horizon Forbidden West, the sequel to Horizon Zero Dawn, that was recently delayed to February 18th, 2022. Perhaps we’ll also see some updates on the next-gen patch for GTA V, and some final gameplay of Bethesda’s Deathloop PS5 exclusive that launches later this month.
The Verge will be covering Sony’s PlayStation Showcase, so stay tuned for all the latest PS5 news.