PlayStation 6 release date surfaces in official documents from Sony
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Just when people are finally able to get their hands on a PS5 - two years after the release date - we now have a timeline for the release of the PlayStation 6.
According to official Sony documents, which have now been made public, the PS5 will go down as having the shortest lifespan of any PlayStation console.
If we take it way way back to the release of the original PlayStation in 1994, all the way to the PS3, it seems that Sony’s consoles tend to have a life cycle between 11 to 13 years.
When it comes to the company's most recent consoles, the PS4 and PS5, they are still ongoing from 2013 and 2020.
However, what makes the availability of these documents so strange is that why are they even available?
Well, that's because the documents are being made public due to the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) in response to Microsoft’s pending acquisition of Activision Blizzard, as reported by PlayStation Lifestyle.
Although you'd think that precious details regarding the release window of Sony’s next-generation console would be kept in-house.
Without further ado, on page 8 of the 22-page document, it is claimed by Sony that Microsoft had 'offered to continue making Activision’s games available on PlayStation only until 2027'.
This means that Sony apparently intends to release the PS6 sometime after 2027, which could make you think twice about sticking with your PS4 in the meantime.
Don't worry too much though, as with the new Sony console releases, the previous generation always crosses over into the next and both generations are able to run together.
The Sony 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.”
If we turn our attentions to the now - it is inarguable that Hogwarts Legacy is THE game of the moment.
Based on the beloved book and film series, the open world role-playing game allows Harry Potter fans to delve into the Wizarding World like never before.
Even before its release on 7 February, it already broke records by becoming Steam’s number 1 presale games with over 489,000 players - a record only beaten by Cyberpunk 2077.
It also became Europe's fasting selling game for a generation that isn't FIFA.
The only record FIFA is breaking at the moment is how many times I rage quit on FUT Champs.
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