Sony announces PlayStation showcase, promises ‘sneak peek of PS5 future’

Sony announces that it will hold a special PlayStation showcase on September 9. The event kicks off at 10 a.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT and will run for 40 minutes in what has been teased as “a peek into the future of PS5.” Sony says: the showcase features updates from the PlayStation Studios and a look at games released this holiday and beyond.

Sony could be ready to launch a new PS5 system software update that has undergone 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.

While there’s some promise of what’s next for PS5, Sony’s new PlayStation VR headset won’t be making an appearance in the showcase. The next-gen PSVR was reportedly detailed at a developer summit recently, which revealed that the headset can be connected 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 still promises “lots of great PS5 games from developers big and small,” and it’s likely we’ll take another look at Horizon Forbidden West, The sequel to Horizon Zero Dawn, which was recently postponed to February 18, 2022. We may also see some updates on the next-gen patch for GTA V, and some final gameplay from Bethesda’s death loop Exclusive to PS5 launching later this month.

The edge will be covering Sony’s PlayStation Showcase, so stay tuned for the latest PS5 news.