While there are still many users who have not been able to opt for a PS5 due to lack of stock or because it is prohibitively expensive, it seems that the launch of the future new generation is already in Sony’s plans. Do you think there is still a long way to go to see in stores at the playstation 6? Well, be careful because it could be the generation that ends the life of its predecessor the fastest.
PlayStation 6 could have a release date
More than an exact date, what could be known at this time is the year of launch, a detail that at this point is worth more than enough. And it is that some official documents from Sony have served to make a series of calculations that serve to place the future console on the timeline.
Everything is due to the litigation that is taking place between Sony and Microsoft for the purchase of the latter from Activision. Sony remains committed to demonstrating that the purchase will affect the entire industry, and after presenting its reasoning to the Competition Market Authority (CMA) of the United Kingdom, has been forced to publish the documents publicly as required by law.
These documents obviously talk about issues of a strictly confidential level, which is why some details appear erased and eliminated for Sony’s own security. However, even if some key details do not appear, it is not difficult to do the math and connect the dots to draw our own conclusions.
Knowing that Sony’s biggest concern is the absence of Call of Duty within its catalog, these statements serve to understand the roadmap that the giant has planned for the coming years.
By the time SIE releases the next generation of its PlayStation console (which will probably be around [——]), it would have already lost access to Call of Duty and other Activision titles, making it extremely vulnerable to consumer change and the subsequent degradation in its competitiveness.
To this, we must add that Sony confirmed that Microsoft was willing to continue to offer Activision games beyond 2027Therefore, when referring to that date, we can intuit that Microsoft defended itself at the meeting by promising Call of Duty for many more years, thus trying to reassure Sony that its new console would also feature the famous shooter.
That being said, we could understand that the new PlayStation 6 will launch in 2027 at the earliestwhich would leave PS5 with a reigning life of only 7 years, the same years that PS4 lived before its successor arrived.
Fountain: CMA (PDF)