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We’ll get a deep dive on the PlayStation 5 from lead system architect Mark Cerny tomorrow, but what’s with the curious timing? Given that Microsoft revealed a ton of information about the Xbox Series X this week, many feel that Sony may be scrambling for a response. In fact, it’s worth remembering that the Game Developers Conference was scheduled to take place this week, before being cancelled due to coronavirus.

Over on the Japanese PlayStation account, the company confirmed that it had planned to host a panel about its next-gen console during the aforementioned event. “This video contains a session scheduled for GDC scheduled to be held in the United States,” the organisation explained, before removing the tweet. Seems like the manufacturer is at least trying to stick to a predetermined schedule – albeit under unprecedented circumstances.