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There’s been a lot of chatter lately about the PlayStation 6, but when could it release? We’re going to look through everything we know so far, so we can speculate on when it may arrive.
The PlayStation 6 will likely be the next major update to Sony’s next-gen console line-up, though the PS5 hasn’t even been the flagship for two years now. Despite that, there’s of course going to be long-standing rumors claiming that the next iteration is on the way.
It seems that recently, more fuel has been added to the fire, after old interviews with Sony’s Exec VP of Hardware Engineering re-surfaced. In the interviews published by Game Informer, Masayasu Ito suggested that the PlayStation 5’s life-span isn’t going to last all that long:
“Indeed, in the past, the cycle for a new platform was 7 to 10 years, but in view of the very rapid development and evolution of technology, it’s really a six to seven year platform cycle. Then we cannot fully catch up with the rapid development of the technology, therefore our thinking is that as far as a platform is concerned for the PS5, it’s a cycle of maybe six to seven years.“
Of course, this doesn’t mean that the PlayStation 6 is going to release six-to-seven years after the PS5, but that development will stop on the PS5 by then. However, it does give us a decent standing point to judge the next generation’s inception from. So, while Ito’s statement doesn’t necessarily imply a concrete release date, we can use it alongside rumors and leaks to generate a more accurate release date prediction for the PlayStation 6.
PlayStation 6 release date speculation
The most recent PlayStation 6 rumor to shake things up is the alleged reveal of confidential Sony documents. Amidst the ongoing saga between Activision, Microsoft, and Sony, the PlayStation developers have had to publicise various official documents detailing their involvement in the merger.
As a result, depending on how you choose to interpret the document, there could be vague indications that the PlayStation 6 won’t release until after Call of Duty is no longer available on the platform, which is said to occur after 2027. However, this isn’t directly communicated in the document, and is instead something you might have to piece together yourself.
In light of that, and Masayasu Ito’s interview, we think we won’t see the PlayStation 5 cease development until as late at 2028, and that we will only see the PS6 release after that.
PlayStation 6 – what we’d like to see?
As we saw with the PlayStation 5, Sony’s next flagship competition will likely offer in a total overhaul to what we consider console gaming. We don’t expect the PlayStation 6 to release until at least 2027 or 2028, though there’s a few things that we think wouldn’t go amiss from the PS6.
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- 4K at 120Hz standard gaming performance on all games
- Digital and Disk editions both available on launch
- Colors available in both black and white
- Return to classic PlayStation design
- Stock abundances
- Backwards compatibility
We’re going to be keeping an eye out for the latest updates on the PlayStation 6 release date, though in the meantime you might be interested in learning about what our current picks are for the best TV for PS5. If you’re a PlayStation user, you might also be interested in learning how to join a Discord call on PS5 too. Until we have more concrete information to grease you with, we’d recommend checking back in with us periodically for the latest updates on everything gaming, tech, and hardware related.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is the PlayStation 6 release date confirmed?
The PlayStation 6 hasn’t even been confirmed as a console yet, yet alone a release date. We’re still years away from learning the truth about it, but for now, there is no PlayStation 6 release date.
Will the PlayStation 6 be better than the PlayStation 5?
We have absolutely no idea if the PlayStation 6 is going to better than the PS5, however, simple laws of progression state that it will, nay, must be better than its predecessor.