Despite the PlayStation 5 releasing in just a couple of months time, we've seen very little of the device. Of course, 2020 has been a tricky year for this type of promotion to occur.
Finally, though, we're about to see the PS5 in action, thanks to Sony's promotion with a series of Japanese YouTubers. Starting October 4th, the next-gen hardware will be tested by some of Japan's most popular YouTube creators.
As part of the upcoming YouTube Gaming Week Japan, Sony will be letting content creators get hands-on with the PS5. In a series of videos entitled: "Try! PlayStation 5 on YouTube Gaming Week", we're set to get our first glance at regular users trying out the new hardware.
The videos will go live on October 4th at 18:00 PM JST which makes it 10:00 AM BST (02:00 AM PT). Of course, the footage will likely be entirely in Japanese, however we'll still get a look at the hardware's crisp new visuals.
Full List of Japanese YouTubers Getting To Try The PS5
The featured content creators currently revealed include:
- Akagami no Tomo no Game Jikkyou Channel!!
- Anija Otoja
- Gucci no Heya (Miracle Gucchi)
- Kai Mayuzumi (Nijisanji)
- Lulu Suzuhara (Nijisanji)
- Natsuki Hanae
It seems that we're being kept in the dark as to which titles will be making an appearance at the event. We'd imagine that we'll be seeing several of the bigger names pop up, however.
Games like Spider-Man: Miles Moralis, Godfall, and the Demon's Souls re-make are all likely candidates. Those who recently purchased their very own PlayStation 5 pre-order will have to tune in to get the first glimpse at their upcoming gaming experience.
This might also be our first chance to get a look at the new PS5 user interface. Sony has been very tight-lipped about how the PlayStation 5 looks and feels when plugged in so far.
We're anxious to get a look at the updated system in action and to see whether the PS5 finally gets Sony to break away from its usual sliding menu theme.
Being a Japanese company, it only seems natural that Sony shows off its shiny new tech to its home country first. However, we hope that this is a successful event for the PS5 creator, so they're likely to give some Western YouTubers their shot too.
That said, there isn't too much time remaining until we have our hands on the PS5 at home. Thanks to this year's unusual circumstances, this new event could be one of the last times we see the technology before orders start to arrive.