Footage from the Kickstarter funded PlayStation Revolution documentary will debut at the upcoming Evolution of Video Games event in the UK.
The PlayStation Revolution documentary is the next entry in the Bedrooms to Billions series by Anthony and Nicola Caulfield.
It will be broadcast as part of The Evolution of Gaming event, which takes place at the Science Museum on October 25. Tickets are available for £5 from the Science Museum’s website.
Attendees will also hear from panelists such as Sensible Soccer creator Jon Hare and Rebellion founders Chris Kingsley and Jason Kingsley.
The panel will talk about the arcade scene of the 1970s, the home computing boom of the 1980s, the 16-bit era, the Sega and Nintendo console wars and the birth of PlayStation.
Fans will be particularly interested to hear from former Sony Computer Entertainment president Phil Harrison and his thoughts on the future of gaming.
Hopefully this will include an insight into what the PS5 will be capable of and when we can expect a release date.
The PS5 release date has been the subject of much speculation, although the popular opinion seems to be that it will launch in either 2019 or 2020.
In comments reported by PSU, industry analyst Michael Pachter said: “I think that’s exactly when you’ll see one (PS5) 2019 or 2020, and if I had to bet, it’s 2020.
“Sony’s making so much money with the PS4 that I think they’ll continue to milk it as long as they can milk it.
“And I think the natural extension of that is the PS4 Pro becomes the default PS4, and they just knock that price down to $250 when they can and they keep selling it – a ton of those.
“The PS5 is probably going to be their real 4K device, and so it just feels to me that they’re not going to launch the PS5 until sales momentum for the PS4 slows, and it just hasn’t.
“So you certainly get through 2017, 2018, and I just don’t see it slowing in 2018 which should prop them to launch something in 2019.
“If it slows in 2019, they’re probably launching in 2020.”
And the PS5 could already have its first blockbuster game, as Avalanche Studios hints at what’s to come for the next-gen.
While the PS5 release date remains a mystery, Just Cause developer Avalanche has provided further proof that the next-generation of consoles is coming.
And it looks like Avalanche will be at the forefront of the new generation of PlayStation and Xbox consoles.
The developer is advertising for staff to work on its next-gen sandbox engine.
“Avalanche Studios is currently looking for a senior programmer to join a small team developing our next generation open world / sandbox multiplayer engine,” reads an Avalanche job post.