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Latest PS5 State of Play date hint and thank Kratos that Intel isn't providing the chips as Lisa Su confirms AMD is ramping up for the PlayStation 5 launch

AMD is more than ready for the PlayStation 5's holiday 2020 launch. (Image source: PlayStation/Sony)
AMD is more than ready for the PlayStation 5's holiday 2020 launch. (Image source: PlayStation/Sony)
A noted PS5 commentator has dropped an interesting hint at when Sony’s August State of Play event could happen. Also, a recent AMD earnings call should allay any fears gamers may have that the PlayStation 5 might miss its scheduled launch window of holiday 2020.

There are great expectations for the upcoming Sony State of Play event, although an official date has not been offered yet. Journalist Jeff Grubb has given his take on the situation by posting an image and schedule with a veiled allusion to the monoliths (“obelisk” as he calls them) from Arthur C. Clarke’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. Grubb has placed the PS5 State of Play event in August, but he has sandwiched it between August 5 and August 11, thus leading to the speculation that the event could take place between those dates.

Many seem to believe the PS5 State of Play event will take place on August 6; however, Sony has already scheduled an event for that day that is aimed at “music lovers”, and it would seem counter-productive for the company to make two important announcements on the same day. There has also been a mention of August 10 for this PlayStation 5 event, which falls in Grubb’s scheduling. However, the reporter has been careful to point out that there is no certainty State of Play will take place between his proposed dates, and although he thinks the PS5 event will take place before Xboxing Day, he is “very shaky” about this possibility.

Once again, it seems fortunate that Sony (and Microsoft with the XSX) went with AMD for the PlayStation 5’s custom chips. While Intel’s current woes have been well-documented, it appears Team Red is ramping up to make sure gamers will be playing God of War and other titles on the PS5 by holiday 2020. AMD’s well-respected CEO Lisa Su had this to say in a recent earnings call: “We expect strong second half semi-custom growth as we ramp production to support the holiday launches of the new PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles.” That’s certainly some “special sauce” PS5 fans will be pleased to hear about.

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Jeff Grubb's schedule. (Image source: @JeffGrubb)
Jeff Grubb's schedule. (Image source: @JeffGrubb)
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Daniel R Deakin, 2020-07-31 (Update: 2020-07-31)
Daniel R Deakin
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My interest in technology began after I was presented with an Atari 800XL home computer in the mid-1980s. I especially enjoy writing about technological advances, compelling rumors, and intriguing tech-related leaks. I have a degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies and count my family, reading, writing, and travel as the main passions of my life. I have been with Notebookcheck since 2012.