Sony has given gamers a first look at the design of its next console as well as some of the titles it will play.
The PlayStation 5 has a black core surrounded by curved white edging, and a blue glow.
Two sequels to bestselling PS4 releases were among the standout games announcements – Spider-Man: Miles Morales, and Horizon: Forbidden West.
Sony’s machine will launch alongside Microsoft’s rival Xbox Series X before the end of the year.
“While there’s still a lot of unanswered questions about the PS5, namely price and release date, I think Sony did exactly what they needed to with this reveal event,” commented Laura Kate Dale, a freelance games critic.
“It showed off an hour of games, mixing sequels to popular titles, and new franchises from its biggest first-party studios, for a solid hour.
“People on Twitter are very split on whether they like or hate the look of the box, but overall Sony spent an hour getting people excited.”
So many people remarked that the console looked like a “wi-fi router”, that the term trended on Twitter shortly after the event.
More than two dozen new games were shown off in total.
Other highlights included a first look at Sony’s racing game Grand Turismo 7 and a brief look at Capcom’s zombie horror game Resident Evil 8.