Sony has confirmed that it will be holding a PS4 press conference on June 10 at the annual E3 gaming conference.
Taking place at 6pm Pacific Time, many are speculating that Sony will use the E3 briefing to detail the company’s plans for the PS4, perhaps even unveiling what the console actually looks like.
PlayStation fans can expect to see plenty of new PS4 content, potentially including gameplay footage of upcoming PlayStation exclusives like Beyond: Two Souls and The Last of Us.
Microsoft has already sent out press invites to its pre-E3 Xbox event that takes place on the same day as Sony’s briefing. However, Microsoft’s is at 10am Pacific Time so it’s managed to sneak in before its next-gen console rival.
Like Sony, Microsoft will be most likely use the E3 press conference to showcase its new hardware, after the initial new Xbox 720 reveal on May 21.
“[On May 21] we’ll hsare our vision for Xbox, and give you a real taste of the future. Then, 19-days later at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is Los Angeles, we’ll continue the conversation and showcase our full lineup of blockbuster games,” said Xbox Live’s Director of Programming, Larry Hyrb, better known by his Xbox Live gametag “Major Nelson”.
Sony has already revealed its next-generation PS4 console at a dedicated event back in February. It revealed that the console will pack an eight-core x86-64 AMD Jaguar CPU with 8GB of GGDR5 RAM, making the console more like a high-powered gaming PC than current gen games consoles.
“There’s plenty of time, we’ve got lots of information yet to give out on PlayStation 4,” said Michael Denny, Video President of Sony Worldwide Studios. “The initial announcement phase that we’re in now is just to explain the vision to everybody.”
“Part of that vision is we have created a console absolutely focused on games – and we want that to be gamers in the broadest sense as well.”
The PS4 will also ship with the new DualShock 4 controller that introduces a share button for social media integration and a touch panel similar to the rear trackpad of the PS Vita between the analogue sticks. A new LED light-bar at the front of the controller also allows the PS4 to track players in the room and adjust the playing screen accordingly.