The latest official Sony documents have revealed when the PlayStation 6 will be released, despite the fact that fans are still waiting to get their hands on the PlayStation 5, which was released just over two years ago.
According to these documents, Sony consoles tend to have a life cycle between 11 to 13 years, from the release of the original PlayStation in 1994, up until the PS3.
In the case of the PS4 and PS5, their life cycles are still ongoing from 2013 and 2020, respectively.
Although the information about the PS6’s release date may come as a surprise to fans, what’s even more surprising is that the official documents were made public by the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) as a result of Microsoft’s pending acquisition of Activision Blizzard.
The documents state that Microsoft had “offered to continue making Activision’s games available on PlayStation only until 2027”, indicating that Sony intends to release the PS6 sometime after that year.
The document also mentions that the PS6 is expected to be launched around the redacted year.
Sony stated that by the time the next generation of its PlayStation console is launched, it would have lost access to Call of Duty and other Activision titles.
This would make it vulnerable to consumer switching and subsequent degradation in its competitiveness.
However, fans need not worry too much, as the previous generation of consoles usually crosses over into the next, and both generations are able to run together.
Regarding recent gaming releases, Hogwarts Legacy has become the most talked-about game.
The open world role-playing game allows players to delve into the Wizarding World like never before, based on the beloved book and film series. Even before its release on 7 February, it had already broken records, becoming Steam’s number 1 presale game with over 489,000 players.
It also became Europe’s fasting selling game for a generation that isn’t FIFA.
Sony has not yet commented on the leak of its official documents, but it is likely that the news will generate a lot of buzz among the gaming community.
In any case, the release of the PS6 is still several years away, and fans are eagerly awaiting the next big gaming release, whether it’s Hogwarts Legacy or something else entirely.