The war for Call of Duty continues to leave details of both companies.
So that it does not catch anyone by surprise, you should know that PlayStation 5 has been on the market for two years, whereas it is most likely that PS6 has been in development for two years and a few months. This is something that is not new in the video game industry, since at the time of launching a console, the hardware department of Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony has around six-seven years to make the new platform.
Given this, if we take into account this time and knowing that PS5 and Xbox Series launched in 2020many speculate that the new generation of consoles (not including here intermediate models that can serve as generations 1.5) should arrive at least in 2026. However, a recent playstation report would reveal that PS6 will take longer to arrive than expected.
Playstation 6 would not hit the market until 2027 according to a confidential document
The fight for the future of Activision Blizzard has caused Sony submits a report to UK regulatory bodiesthereby giving rise to this document being published as part of the review of this purchase and partially, revealing in it that PlayStation 6 won’t arrive until at least 2027.
This is something that the report itself makes clear by stating that Playstation would stop receiving Call of Duty games by 2027, being so that they mention that by the time they launch their new console, the war saga would no longer be available. It is to be hoped that this document was written before Phil Spencer offered PlayStation 10 years of Call of Duty, which would more than cover this generation and the next, but the relevant detail comes from the fact that PlayStation 6 is mentioned for the first time.
Sony referred to a next generation of PlayStation console in its CMA response, with the suggested year of release being redacted.
This was in a passage where it was referring to losing access to CoD after 2027, with higher potential for platform switching
PlayStation 6 in 2028? pic.twitter.com/f7govC8R7A
—Piers Harding-Rolls (@PiersHR) November 23, 2022
It is worth mentioning that this is not equivalent to the console coming out this year, but it can be intuited that the life cycle of PS5 would be at least 7 years, this being something common given what happened with PS4. We will have to see what happens, although for this we still have 5 generation years ahead.