PS6: Sony Reveals The Release Date of the PlayStation 6

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If you were specifically waiting for PlayStation 6 then we suggest you take the armchair and relax for a while. It appears the next generation PlayStation might not be released before 2027. Yes, you read that right – 2027 it is! According to a recently released and now partially redacted document from Sony, the company has scheduled the official release of the PlayStation to be after 2027, which is almost five years away. Although Consoles usually have a longer lifespan, many users were quick to express their surprise about the 7-year lifecycle of PlayStation 5, which had a 2020 release.

The document was made public as a part of the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority investigation regarding the acquisition of Activision Blizzard by Microsoft. PlayStation Lifestyle was the online portal to first carry the document and catch the PlayStation 6 release timeline. The document also revealed the release window of the next Xbox Console, which it seems is also almost 7 years away.

Sony has already expressed grave concerns about Microsoft’s acquisition bid to take over Activision Blizzard. The company is particularly concerned because Call of Duty is most likely to become an Xbox exclusive in the near future. It has repeatedly claimed that the Microsoft acquisition of Activision Blizzard “will harm competition, industry players, and users.”

According to an international gaming magazine, CMA has also expressed its concerns about Microsoft owing Call of Duty once the acquisition deal is complete. The regulator, while speaking to the media, mentions, “This impact is likely to be felt especially at the launch of the next generation of consoles, where gamers make fresh decisions about which console to buy.”

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As a response to the concerns voiced by different stakeholders in the industry, Microsoft and Activision said that they “do not dispute that some portion of gamers are likely to re-assess their console ownership at the start of a new generation. This is an event that only occurs approximately every eight years. The next new generation of consoles are not expected to be released before the fall of 2028 at the very earliest.”

Meanwhile, several gaming bloggers have started speculating about Sony working on a console refresh, which might include a PS5 Slim and a PS5 (detachable disc drive). The company, however, hasn’t revealed anything officially.

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