Sony’s Official Document Majorly Leaks PlayStation 6 Release Date

Published 11/24/2022, 7:15 AM EST

It has only been just a few years since Sony released its next-gen console PlayStation 5. But already there have been some teases and speculation floating around the internet about the release date of the next-line PS console, PlayStation 6. 

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PlayStation 5 is the latest gaming console by Sony. This system allows next-gen features such as 4K visuals, 120 frames per second capability, Variable Refresh Rate, and Ray Tracing for realistic lighting and reflections.  

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The PS5 is a masterclass piece of modern edge technology. The experience that it offers is far beyond anyone could have imagined in the past years. But unfortunately, many gamers who are desperately wanting to get their hand on the system could not do it, no matter how much they try. 

The demand for PS5 hardware is very high, however, the supply is nowhere adequate to keep up with the consumer’s demand. The two-year-long worldwide pandemic has a part in this, as the global crisis had made it very hard to get the necessary materials to produce the console in mass. 

Official document seemingly leaks PlayStation 6 release date

In recent times, one of the biggest gaming world dramas is Microsoft’s acquisition deal of Activision Blizzard. Tech giant Microsoft had presented a proposal to acquire the Devs of Call of Duty, Diablo, StarCraft, and other massive IPs in the market. 

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The market experts highly criticized this proposal. Many believe this acquisition will give a great advantage to Xbox in the market, which could ruin the ecosystem. That is why the Market Authority of the UK has been closely investigating the proposal, before giving Microsoft permission to proceed with the deal. 

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Not just the CMA, but the competitors have also been vocal about the acquisition deal. Microsoft’s biggest rival in the market, Sony’s PlayStation has criticized the proposal and has actively taken steps to stop this deal from fruition. In one of the official documents that Sony filed against this deal, an interesting bit of information has been revealed. 

Microsoft has offered to continue making Activision’s games available on PlayStation only until 2027… 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,” PlayStation presented their argument.

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It further read, “Even assuming that SIE had the ability and resources to develop a similarly successful franchise to Call of Duty, it would take many, many years and billions of dollars to create a challenger to Call of Duty – and the example of EA’s Battlefield shows that any such efforts would more than likely be unsuccessful.

With this part of the document, it can be said with somewhat surety that the next console in the mainline PlayStation consoles, won’t be released until the year 2028. The potential PlayStation 6 will be released before or after the end of this decade.

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Rituraj Halder

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Rituraj Halder is an eSports writer at Essentially sports. Residing from Kolkata, India, he holds a graduate degree in world literature. With 500+ hours in League of Legends, Rituraj claims to be a MOBA veteran.

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