The PS6 release date, or at least its launch window, has apparently been leaked in new official documents, thanks to the ongoing drama involving Xbox’s acquisition of Activision-Blizzard. Since Xbox announced that it was going to acquire the creators of Obligations, Supervision, Devil, world of warcraft, crash bandicoot, and more for $68.7 billion, PlayStation has been talking to regulators around the world to try to void the deal. The latest development in this ongoing saga involves the Competition and Markets Authority in the UK, which is investigating the deal. As you know, the CMA has some concerns about the deal, particularly with Microsoft gaining ownership of Obligations.
At this point, recapping the entire saga and predicting where it might go would require hours of reading. What you should know is that, in the documents filed by Sony for the case, it apparently confirmed that its PS6 won’t be available until at least 2028.
“Microsoft has offered to continue making Activision games available on PlayStation only until 2027… By the time SIE releases the next generation of its PlayStation console (which will likely be around [redacted]), you would have lost access to Obligations and other Activision titles, making it extremely vulnerable to consumer change and the subsequent degradation of its competitiveness,” the PlayStation argument reads. many years and billions of dollars to create a challenge for Call of Duty, and the example of EA’s Battlefield shows that any such effort is unlikely to succeed.”
As you can see, PlayStation confirms that its console won’t be out before the holidays in 2027. Meanwhile, the other language of the argument combined with historical data on how long console generations last suggests that the PS6 will be out in 2028 or possibly 2029. check out even later, but apparently it won’t check out earlier.
PlayStation has yet to comment on this statement or the speculation it has created. If this changes, we’ll be sure to update the story accordingly. In the meantime, for more PlayStation coverage, click here.