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Updated | PlayStation 5 fans eagerly hop on the hype train as Official PlayStation Magazine sparks speculation of a PS5 reveal in May

The PS5 should be put on sale in Holiday 2020. (Image source: LetsGoDigital/Snoreyn)
The PS5 should be put on sale in Holiday 2020. (Image source: LetsGoDigital/Snoreyn)
A page from the digital version of the latest edition of Official PlayStation Magazine (OPM) has whipped many PlayStation 5 fans into a frenzy in regard to the potential of an upcoming reveal event for the next-gen console. While many believe the page’s text and magazine’s publishing date point to a PS5 reveal in May, others have decided to err on the side of caution.
Update: OPM refutes fan claims but new source suggests June 4 reveal event.

Daniel R Deakin,

Update April 29: Official PlayStation Magazine has taken to Twitter to make it clear that the information it published referred to the games for the PS5 and not a reveal event. However, a new source, a GamesBeat reporter posting on Resetera, now claims that a PS5 reveal event will take place on June 4.

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With Sony seemingly starving fans of important PlayStation 5 information, gamers have taken it upon themselves to try to sniff out every vital detail about the next-gen console as possible. The latest sniffed-out item has been provided by the UK edition of Official PlayStation Magazine (OPM) and subsequently shared on social media.

The latest digital edition of the magazine features a page with the teasing headline text “PS5. It’s Coming.” The publishing date for the July issue of OPM is June 2, with the digital version being released slightly earlier. Regardless of the magazine’s popularity, Sony would not use its pages for giving the world a first proper look at the PS5. So it’s easy to see why many fans believe this means a PS5 reveal will take place in May.

However, the words on the OPM page continue: “The next gen starts next issue as we reveal the latest games coming to PlayStation 5, and how they’ll play”. PS5 fans are so eager to get a look at the console that any hint, right or wrong, seems to be enough to spark intense speculation. But OPM has stated there will be a good look at the games; there is no specific mention of a look at the console itself. Still, May does seem like a very good bet for a PS5 reveal event, but when exactly?

May 5 has been served up numerous times recently as a suggestion for a PS5 reveal date, but others feel that anxious fans will have to wait a few more weeks yet, toward the end of the month. Game enthusiast Tidux has now posted a short video clip on Twitter (see below) that shows the PlayStation logo being showered in celebratory confetti, which has led to some believing an announcement is due sooner rather than later, especially in light of the OPM page details.

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The page causing the PS5 reveal speculation. (Image source: OPM via Reddit)
The page causing the PS5 reveal speculation. (Image source: OPM via Reddit)

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Daniel R Deakin, 2020-04-28 (Update: 2020-09-30)
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.