Rumors have surfaced on 4Chan and Twitter that Sony may hold a PlayStation event on September 9.
Another PS5 rumor has cropped up on the most spurious of sources: 4chan. However, after doing the rounds on various social media avenues, some have started to wonder whether some of the information included in the supposed claim could actually be true. For instance, the post claims a PlayStation 5 event will take place on September 9, which is a date that has already been picked up by numerous console watchers as the likely time for Sony to take the covers off the rest of its next-gen console’s still hidden details.
This seems like a logical date, and the console is apparently set to go for sale in late November. This means that Sony will have a two month window for the pre-order period. The 4Chan post hints that the event will apparently see the Japanese company providing a full reveal of the PlayStation 5, including hardware, features, UI system, launch date, and price. PlayStation Now will apparently hit more countries and gameplay for 10 party titles will also be revealed, including Spider-Man Miles Morales, Ratchet and Clank,Gran Tourismo 7, Demons Souls, Godfall, and Returnal. We may also see a new trailer for Horizon Forbidden West and other games.
In another PS5-related development, a certification listing allegedly shows the upcoming gaming console will have the latest Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 wireless connectivity. According to the alleged documents shared by The National Telecommunications Agency that regulates the telecommunications sector in Brazil, and spotted by Brazilian publication Tecnoblog, a J20H100 module claimed to be the PS5 console will come with Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity features.
If true, this will be a massive upgrade over PS4 and PS4 Pro consoles. The PS4 supports Wi-Fi 4 and the Pro model supports Wi-Fi 5. Further, the PS4 console features Bluetooth 2.1 and PS4 Pro comes with Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity.
Whilst this is exciting news for fans and at a relatively affordable price, there have also been other whispers to the contrary about the price of the Xbox Series, so it looks like the rumour mill will drag on further in this respect.
Turning attention to the date rumours, it is very possible that the November 13 date is correct. A recent report suggested that Fortnite promoted a special bundle on PS5 and Xbox Series X on November 17, which gives a very clear indication that both next-gen consoles will be launched before this date.
Given that we are moving into the autumn very soon, gaming fans are not going to have to wait too much longer for the speculation to stop and the big reveal on price and date to arrive.