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Today’s the day PS5 fans have been waiting for. After months of rumors and anticipation, Sony will finally give us a deeper look at the PS5 games we’ll be playing this year at the PS5 showcase. And if we’re lucky, we’ll also get a price and release date.
Sony says to expect a 40-minute show that features “updates on the latest titles from Worldwide Studios and our world-class development partners.” As such, we’ll likely see more of titles like Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Horizon: Forbidden West in addition to some possible world premieres. And now that Xbox has thrown down the gauntlet with the $299 Xbox Series S and $499 Xbox Series X coming November 10, the pressure is on Sony to answer back with its own pricing and dates.
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2:25 pm: We’re now less than two hours away from showtime, and excitement is reaching a fever pitch. What do you think the final PS5 prices will be? Vote in our poll below!
Almost curtain time, #PS5Showcase attendees!How much do you think the PS5 will cost for the digital and standard editions?September 16, 2020
2:11 pm: Everyone’s favorite parody Sony CEO Twitter account is back at it again.
I know I should wait until the event later, but I can’t: I am pleased to announce that the price of the base PS5 is 499 US d……ays away from being officially announced.September 16, 2020
1:46 pm: Office assistant Marie says to wake her up when there’s a PS5 price.
12:48 pm: An alleged leak from a French retailer making the rounds on ResetEra points to a lot of what we already expected, including €499 for the PS5 and €399 for the PS5 Digital Edition. The leak claims that pre-orders open on September 17, and that Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Destruction All-Stars, Demon’s Souls Remake and Sackboy Adventures. Take this all with a big grain of salt, but these prices and games do sound in line with what we’ve been expecting this holiday.
11:50 am: The internet seems ready for more PS5 info. Are you?
How I feel today knowing we getting PS5 info. #PS5Showcase #PS5 pic.twitter.com/KY1EQF1J4ISeptember 16, 2020
waiting on these prices later today #PS5Showcase pic.twitter.com/JOS9YwsRG4September 16, 2020
11:09 am: We know we’ll see lots of PS5 games and probably a price and date, but what about the UI? We got a brief tease of it in June, but it would be great to see the full PS5 interface in action.
PS5 day today. We’ll obviously get a price and release date, but I’m hoping we might also get a closer look at the PS5 dashboard UI. Super interested to see what Sony has done there https://t.co/Uke2km0rewSeptember 16, 2020
10:33 am: God of War creative director Cory Barlog has been posting some cryptic images on his Twitter account just ahead of today’s event. Could a God of War 2 tease be imminent? We sure hope so.
10:00 am: Time to talk last-minute predictions! Here’s what we expect — and want to see — around the Tom’s Guide office.
Roland Moore-Colyer, UK editor: “God of War 2 is in the works. Naughty Dog will tease a new IP. Sony will announce a finance/subscription service that bundles the Digital Edition with PS Plus/Now.”
Adam Ismail, editor: “Prices will be $499/$599. We won’t get a GT7 release date anyway but I don’t think it’s coming this year.”
Marshall Honorof, editor: “It’s past time for a price and release date, but Sony never guaranteed that’s what we’re going to see, so I really do hope this is finally the reveal. Beyond that, Final Fantasy XVI would be a lovely surprise, as would more info on Spider-Man: Miles Morales. And, honestly, I wouldn’t mind seeing more Ratchet & Clank.”
Adam: “Really I’m just ready for peak 2005-era Sony hubris. I wanna see them price this thing too high with no games just cause it’d be entertaining.”
Roland: “Some people just want to watch the world burn…….in 4K 60fps with ray-tracing.”
I’m personally hoping for a deep dive on Spider-Man: Miles Morales. Marvel’s Spider-Man was my favorite game of 2018, and if this is Sony’s big PS5 launch game, we need to see a lot more of it.
9:30 am: We’re all set up in our virtual war room and ready to go! While today’s event will be games-focused, speculation is running rampant about the PS5’s price and release date, which we could learn today.
A last-minute retail leak suggests pre-orders could go live today, which would make sense if we do indeed get a PS5 price reveal. Another leak gaining steam indicates that the PS5 may cost $399 for the PS5 Digital Edition and $499 for the standard PS5. A starting price of $399 for the PS5 would be an enticing entry point, especially with the Xbox Series X costing $499.
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