Sony finally revealed the specifications of the PlayStation 5 earlier this week, detailing its high speed SSD, backwards compatibility, and the advantages of 3D audio. However, there's still so much we don't know. What does the console itself look like? How much will the PS5 cost? When does the PS5 release? What are the PS5 launch games? It's a lengthy list of questions which still need an answer, so much so that Sony will most likely have to host some sort of event or livestream again in the future if it wants to reveal all.
The question is then: when will that happen? We don't expect the Japanese giant to issue an immediate follow-up to this week's PS5 deep dive reveal, so the earliest time frame we're looking at is probably April. The other factor impacting when Sony will talk next is, of course, Microsoft. The Xbox Series X has been lighting up social media with easy to understand marketing and a timeline that Xbox fans can follow. Phil Spencer will take to the digital stage to fully unveil the Team in Green's new piece of hardware around the time that E3 2020 was scheduled to take place. It'll more than likely happen somewhere within the week of 8th-14th June.
That leaves Sony with a window of roughly two and a half months to formulate an answer, unless it plans to take the unorthodox route of revealing the PS5 after the Electronic Entertainment Expo was supposed to take place. The hardware manufacturer isn't exactly traditional when it comes to marketing these days. Here at Push Square, we have a hunch that Sony will want to get in front of Microsoft's upcoming digital presentation with a PS5 blowout in May, but it largely depends on matters out of its hands.
As always, however, we want to know what you think. When do you expect Sony to talk about the PS5 next? Do you think it'll issue an immediate response to the lacklustre deep dive reveal and clear up the uncertainty of backwards compatibility with an event in the very near future? Or should the hardware manufacturer bide its time slightly and share more details in May? The week that E3 2020 was scheduled for may still be a deciding factor. Do you see Sony matching Microsoft with a digital event around the same time, before, or even after? Place your vote in our poll, and share your full thoughts in the comments below.