PS6: Sony release date revealed in a CMA filing about Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard takeover.
At the end of 2020, you could buy the PlayStation 5. We aren’t even halfway through its cycle yet. But the Japanese company seems to have a pretty good idea of when PS6 could come out.
“By the time Sony releases the next generation of its PlayStation console have lost access to Call of Duty and other Activision games. Thus, making them very vulnerable to user migration,” the report says. document.
In the file sent to the CMA, that “X” is replaced by the year the company thinks the PS6 will come out. But because this information is private, the lawyers have decided to hide it in the version that has been released.
A piece of the document that Sony gave to the CMA that talks about when the PS6 might come out.
The excerpt makes it sound like the PS6 won’t be released until 2028. Sony’s lawyers feel Microsoft’s vow to introduce Call of Duty to PlayStation platforms by 2027 isn’t good enough because Microsoft’s next console would be at a market disadvantage. To put it another way, the PlayStation 6 wouldn’t come out until at least 2028.
The PS6 won’t arrive until 2028
Does Sony plan to release the PlayStation 6 in 2028? Or did its lawyers make that up based on industry norms? At the moment, we don’t know the answer. If the PS6 came out in 2028, its lifespan would be longer than the PS4 and PS3. The PS3 and PS4 came out seven years apart, then the PS4 and PS5 followed.
Another unknown is if the current generation of consoles (Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5) will be the last or if a new one (PlayStation 6) will come out in the future. Documents that Sony sent to the CMA suggest that this is the case. But the growing popularity of games in the cloud through services like Xbox Game Pass makes it hard to say what the industry will be like in five years. Will we still want physical game consoles, or will we all choose cloud-based solutions?