PS6: already a release window for the next console

After two years of shortage, the PS5 is finally becoming easier to find. So much so that players who want to get Sony’s latest console can finally buy it at a reasonable price, without the most impatient having to go through scalpers. While rumors around a PS5 Pro are growing, the Japanese firm is already looking to the future and is already talking about the PS6.

The PS6 by 2028?

The takeover of Activision-Blizzard continues to generate a lot of ink. Currently under review by regulators around the world, this acquisition is strongly criticized by Sony. The Japanese publisher does not hesitate to use its arguments to try to convince international organizations of the dangers it could represent for the rest of the industry. And as PlayStation does not skimp on the means to oppose it, the company has just given a first clue as to the release window of the PS6.

Excerpts from CMA documents

In official documents provided to the CMA, the British regulator, Sony indicates that it could lose access to the Call of Duty franchise just before the release of the next generation of consoles. A transition that the Japanese publisher foresees by the end of 2027. In addition to the assumption of the exclusivity of Call of, it clearly indicates that it will launch the PS6 only after the end of the deal with Activision Blizzard. Otherwise, the next-gen console could arrive by 2028 at the earliest. In other words, Sony estimates that the PS5 lifecycle will last seven years. Obviously, although this information comes from official documents, all this is to be taken conditionally given the vagaries of the market which can easily upset the plans of manufacturers.

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