The PS6 release date, or at least the release window, has seemingly leaked in new official documents, thanks to the ongoing drama surrounding Xbox’s acquisition of Activision-Blizzard. Ever since Xbox announced it was the creators of Duty, Overexpected, Diablo, World of Warcraft, Crash Bandicoot, and more at $68.7 billion, PlayStation has spoken to regulators around the world to try and close the deal. The latest development in this ongoing saga involves the Competition and Markets Authority in the UK scrutinizing the deal. As you may know, the CMA is concerned about the deal, especially with Microsoft taking ownership of it Duty.
At this point, it would take hours of reading to summarize the entire saga and predict where it’s going. What you should know is that documents filed by Sony in support of the case have seemingly confirmed that the PS6 won’t be out until 2028.
“Microsoft has offered to make Activision’s games available for PlayStation only until 2027… By the time SIE launched the next generation of its PlayStation console (which is likely around [redacted]), it would have lost access to Duty and other Activision titles, making it extremely vulnerable to consumer switching and the subsequent deterioration of its competitiveness,” PlayStation’s argument reads. many years and billions of dollars to create a challenger to Call of Duty – and the example of EA’s Battlefield shows that such efforts are highly unlikely to be successful.”
As you can see, PlayStation confirms that the console will not release before the 2027 holiday. Meanwhile, the other language of the argument coupled with historical data on how long console generations are suggests the PS6 will arrive in 2028 or possibly 2029. It could even come out later, but apparently it won’t come out sooner.
PlayStation has yet to comment on this statement, nor the speculation it has created. If this changes, we will update the story accordingly. In the meantime, click here for more PlayStation coverage.
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