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News video games 24 November 2022, 11:49

author: Jacob Blazewicz

Looks Like PlayStation 6 Already has a Scheduled Launch Date

The PlayStation 5 isn't going anywhere yet, but Sony has sort of revealed when we can expect the next console to debut.

We won't see the successor to the PlayStation 5 anytime soon. That's according to a document released as part of the UK investigation into Activision's acquisition of Blizzard by Microsoft.

The text has been partially redacted to hide some information. Nevertheless, an intriguing remark was not cut out. In a discussion on the future of the Call of Duty series on Sony consoles, the company said that Microsoft had offered to have Activision games available on PlayStation until 2027, or "as long as it makes sense" (which, as recently specified, apparently means ten years).

In response, Sony said it would lose access to CoD before the next generation of consoles is released. The expected date was removed from the public version of the document, but the the wording itself suggests that the PlayStation 6 will debut no earlier than 2028.

This would mean that the PS5, in one form or another, will remain Sony's flagship platform for at least seven years, as was the case with the previous generation of PlayStation consoles.

The mention is also evidence that Sony Interactive Entertainment has already started thinking about a next generation device, although presumably the project is still in the very early stages of development. We certainly shouldn't expect any further information on the PS6 anytime soon.

Jacob Blazewicz

Jacob Blazewicz

Passionate about video (and other) games for years, he completed an Mba in linguistics, defending a thesis about games. He began his adventure with Gamepressure in 2015, writing in the newsroom, later also covering film and – oh, horror! – technology (also contributor to the gaming encyclopedia). He started with platformers, which he still dearly loves (including metroidvania), but he's also interested in card games (including 'analog'), brawlers, soulslike games and basically every other type of game. Don't ask about the graphics – after a few hours of exposition, he can be delighted with pixelated characters from games that remember the days of the Game Boy age (if not older).

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