The PlayStation 6 Release Date Could Be Revealed in Microsoft’s Activision Acquisition Documents

Files about Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard and the future of Call of Duty may have revealed Sony’s PlayStation 6 console release date. The ongoing Microsoft acquisition of Activision Blizzard has resulted in some exciting details about PlayStation’s ties to Call of Duty being leaked.

While most of the information in these documents has been redacted, some PlayStation fans have been able to connect the dots and come to an exciting conclusion about PlayStation’s next console.


The PlayStation 5 has been on the market for less than three years and is doing well. Even though, in an industry where video game advancement and mass-scale hardware production can take years, plans for the next PlayStation are likely ongoing. Previously, such methods have not been publicly disclosed.

This is where additional context is required. The PS2 was released six years after the PS1, six years after the PS3, seven years after the PS4, and seven years after the PS5. Seven years after the PS5’s release would be 2027. If Sony does not choose that year, PlayStation will be venturing into unknown territory.

Given the terms used in these documents and the historical turnaround for new consoles, a release date of 2028 for the PS6 may make sense. However, due to the PS5’s popularity, modern hardware costs, and other factors, the PS6 could be delayed until 2029, 2030, or later.

End Note

Given that Sony mentioned a specific year in the documents obtained from Microsoft’s acquisition filings and that it’s being used in discussions about the future of Call of Duty, 2028 makes the most sense.

Still, if there’s one takeaway, the PlayStation 6 has a long way off, and the PlayStation 5 appears to be Sony’s most extended console generation yet.