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You’re going to want a headset to hear some “cool audio work” in Sony’s rescheduled PlayStation 5 event on Thursday

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Rescheduled, retuned and ready to possibly rock and roll! Last week was supposed to be the big reveal of Sony’s long in gestation PlayStation 5 plans, with an event scheduled to show off the power of their new console. Massive upheaval in the not so United States of America saw that original broadcast scuppered, as more important issues were on display and Sony wanted to give those voices space to be heard without stealing their thunder.

This week though? It’s all hands on deck as the PlayStation 5 event kicks off on June 11 at 1PM PT/ 9PM BST. Which in good ol’ African and Central European Time, works out to 10PM. I’ve checked with my mom, and she says just this once I can stay up late to watch the extravaganza. “Thanks for being patient and understanding while we rescheduled this PS5 event for Thursday, Senior Director, SIE Content Communications Sid Shuman explained on the PS Blog.

We needed to step aside so key voices could be heard during this historic and important time.

Now that the event is confirmed for June 11, I wanted to add that this pre-taped program will be broadcast at 1080p and 30 frames per second. This eased the show’s production process during a time when many of our team and developers are working from home. The games you’ll see on Thursday will look even better when you play them on PS5 with a 4K TV, as you’d expect. 

It’s also best if you watch while wearing headphones, if you can — there’s some cool audio work in the show, and it might be harder to appreciate if it’s pumped through your phone or laptop speakers.

Beyond a decent bump up in visuals and blistering quick loading speeds from Sony’s new proprietary solid state drive technology, audio is a big part of the PlayStation 5 package, with PS5 lead system architect Mark Cerny having already mentioned how the 3D positional sound running off of a dedicated chip will create more immersive experiences. How good will it sound? Only one way to find out, and that’s on Thursday.

Last Updated: June 9, 2020


  1. “I wanted to add that this pre-taped program will be broadcast at 1080p and 30 frames per second”

    2010 called and wants it’s presentation back.


    • MechMachine

      June 9, 2020 at 09:27

      Wow, that’s a touch unforgiving considering all parties involved are also dealing with Covid-19.


    • MechMachine

      June 9, 2020 at 10:12

      Dude, this comment was pretty negative. Actually, Narrow minded. Some pretty incredible tech is about to be unveiled and all you can muster is this ? With all the negativity in the world, Your PC master race rumblings aren’t doing anyone any good.


      • Llama In The Rift

        June 9, 2020 at 10:25

        “Pretty Incredible tech” shown at 1080p 30FPS? While were at it why not watch Youtube in 240p? Oh right because of Covid-19. Look you might perceive it as negative but i call it like i see it, nothing more, not everything in this world can be blamed on a pandemic. If developers can work from home building incredible games Sony had enough time to build a better looking presentation showcasing this incredible tech we are about to see.


        • MechMachine

          June 9, 2020 at 10:38

          Let me spit some facts at you. What you see is wrong, unfortunately. SA has and Europe has a standard called PAL. The US works in the NTSC standard. PAL equates to 25 frames per second. NTSC equates to 24 frames a second. YouTube works at a standard of 30 frames a second.

          Now, Let’s work at YouTubes standard. You can Live-stream at 60. But the costs go up exponentially in all facets. More expensive camera equipment. Vastly so. Add in 4k and this increases cost more so. Now let’s add in the costs of bandwidth and add in the fact that some of these people may be working from home. How many people do you think have the means to be able to afford to stream at 4k 60 frames a second ? Do you ?

          This is pre-recorded. What is the widest market reach ? 4K 60 frames or HD 30 frames ? And why wouldn’t they release the 4k trailers after ?

          As I said, Narrow minded.

          Correction, There are two standards for NTSC, I always get them mixed up as I never use them. One is for film which is 24 frames or just under and one is for television which is 29.


  2. Pieter Kruger

    June 9, 2020 at 09:40

    Dolby Atmos Headset – CHECK!
    I is ready!!!! https://media0.giphy.com/media/8RxCFgu88jUbe/giphy.gif


    • MechMachine

      June 9, 2020 at 10:12

      I`m jealous.


      • Pieter Kruger

        June 9, 2020 at 12:01

        I also already sent Mark Cerny a pic of my ear so I expect something great!……just not sure why he keeps asking for pics of my feet now…?


        • MechMachine

          June 9, 2020 at 13:03

          Yeah, I have to admit, It is a rather strange concept where you have to send in your ear shape to get your unique sound id. Novel and interesting, but logistically impossible.


  3. HairyEwok

    June 9, 2020 at 10:06

    Just got goosebumps thinking they might show Hellblade 2 gameplay with that absolute AMAZING audio.


  4. Iskape

    June 9, 2020 at 08:08

    How am so ready to see the curtains pulled back on the new PS5, and to see if any new exclusives are announced.


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