UPDATE ONE: PS5 fans are still waiting to hear details on the price, release date and pre-orders for the PlayStation 5 – but this long wait could soon be over.
It has been rumoured that Sony are gearing up to hold their second PS5 event – following on from the big June reveal – next week.
According to leaker Roberto Serrano, the next PS5 event is rumoured to take place on Monday September 14.
The caveat to all this is Serrano highlighted this rumour earlier this week, prior to Microsoft revealing a blowout of information on the Xbox Series X and Series S launch.
So this announcement from the Xbox makers could have had an impact on Sony’s reveal plans for the PS5.
Even if a PS5 event doesn’t happen next Monday, another PlayStation 5 event is rumoured to be taking place in the first half of this month.
Leakers Tidux and Dusk Golem had previously claimed that a PS5 event was meant to be taking place in early September.
Besides possibly revealing details on the PS5 price, heavily rumoured games are expected to be unveiled such as the much-talked about Silent Hill reboot and possibly Final Fantasy 16.
Pre-orders for the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S open on September 22, so it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Sony make a big announcement before then to tempt those on the fence (or those who are thinking of reserving a next-gen Xbox) to opt for a PS5 instead.
ORIGINAL: PlayStation fans could at long last be getting the PS5 news they’ve been waiting months for today, with Sony rumoured to be readying a big announcement.
According to the rumour mill the PlayStation 5 makers could be dropping some big PS5 news on Thursday September 10 ahead of a PS5 event taking place next Monday.
The news comes courtesy of Roberto Serrano, who previously leaked the re-arranged date for the jaw-dropping PS5 event that took place in June.
Earlier this week Serrano posted that PS5 news could be coming at 4pm CEST (which is 3pm BST) on Thursday ahead of the next PS5 event on September 14.
Serrano posted: “As you’ve seen, all the previous plans are gone. In July, Eric Lempel said #PS5 price and release date will be announced via an event and not via an article on @Playstation Blog.
“Now there should be an announcement for Sept 10 at 4pm CEST, 7am PT and an event for Sept 14 *TBC*”.
It had been rumoured that Sony were going to make a PS5 announcement on September 9, which is the same date that the PS1 celebrated its 25th birthday in North America.
And on that day next-gen information did come, but instead it was about the PS5’s big rival the Xbox Series X – with pricing and pre-order information being revealed by Microsoft.
Until that point, it had looked like the Xbox and PlayStation teams were engaged in a waiting game, hoping the other party would blink first before revealing the pricing for their box.
But now the cat is out of the bag for the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S we’ll hopefully find out details on the PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition pricing soon.
There is one firm that has confirmed they’ll be taking PS5 pre-orders today, but there is a very heavy catch.
The makers of the 24 karat gold PS5 – which costs £7,999 – are taking pre-orders for their range of luxury PlayStation 5 consoles and accessories today.
Truly Exquisite said pre-orders start at 3pm BST on Thursday September 10, which interestingly is the same time that Serrano said PS5 news could be dropping.
We’ll have to wait and see whether this is the only batch of PS5 pre-orders that become available today, or whether pre-orders for the regular console opens up too.
As fans wait for Sony to reveal all on the PS5 price, pre-order and release date it does appear that news could drop any moment now.