Official document from Sony reveals the release date of the upcoming PlayStation 6

Usually, a PlayStation console has a life cycle between 11 to 13 years, but according to the content of the official Sony documents, which have now been made public, the PS5 appears to be the console that will go down in history as the one that will have the shortest lifespan among any PlayStation console.


Currently, Sony’s consoles are still ongoing with PS4 from 2014 and PS5 from 2020. Anyways, the reason why the documents that hold the details of the release window of Sony’s next-generation console were made public was due to the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). This is in response to Microsoft’s pending acquisition of Activision Blizzard.

On page 8 of the 22-page document, it says that Microsoft had 'offered to continue making Activision’s games available on PlayStation only until 2027'. This means that Sony plans to release the PS6 sometime after 2027. If that really happens, you don’t have to worry about the progress that you have made with your PS4 or PS5 as the previous generation always crosses over into the next, which allows for both generations to run together.

The document reads:

“By the time SIE launched the next generation of its PlayStation console (which is likely to occur around [redacted]), it would have lost access to Call of Duty and other Activision titles, making it extremely vulnerable to consumer switching and subsequent degradation in its competitiveness.”