Sony has speculated that the PlayStation 6 will be released in 2028.

In a market with fierce competition, such as video game consoles, it is normal for companies to plan for the very long term, so Sony would have revealed the possible release date of PlayStation 6, which could see the light of day in the year 2028 as a result of their moves to avoid Microsoft's acquisition of Activision-Blizzard.

Dec 5, 2022 - 15:58
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Sony has speculated that the PlayStation 6 will be released in 2028.

The Japanese firm revealed in its arguments against the purchase operation that the first deal to share Call of Duty and other Activision-Blizzard titles would expire in 2027, so the PlayStation 6 would remain on paper without the ability to get said company's products. Some have interpreted that statement to mean that the next Sony console will be released in 2028.

The company behind PlayStation has also claimed that Microsoft's acquisition of Activision-Blizzard would force many consumers to transfer to Xbox via anti-competitive means, driving up prices. To answer Sony's claims, Microsoft initially proposed sharing Call of Duty for three years, a proposal criticized as "inadequate on many levels" by Jim Ryan, CEO of PlayStation.

Faced with Sony's denial and objections from some antitrust regulators, Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer chose to extend the proposed arrangement to share Call of Duty and other Activision-Blizzard licenses to ten years. Sony has not yet responded unless it is known to the public, but another refusal is to be expected, as it continues to try to persuade about the potential harms of an operation that it openly opposes.

Call of Duty has been the best-selling video game property in the last two decades, so losing the title would be a big blow to Sony, which has already acknowledged that Battlefield is far from a viable financial opponent.

Microsoft expects to complete the purchase of Activision Blizzard in six months

According to the source of the story, Microsoft aims to finalize the purchase of Activision Blizzard before the end of June of next year. Experts and analysts, for their part, are confident that this operation will succeed, but they believe that the Redmond business will be forced to make substantial sacrifices in order to achieve its goal.

Both Microsoft and Activision Blizzard have actively and passively claimed that this acquisition will not have an impact on free competition, that such thinking is ludicrous, and that, in fact, it will have the opposite effect, as it will benefit the industry and players. On paper, Activision Blizzard will still need to sell games and to do so, they will need to be multiplatform.

Microsoft's support for bringing Call of Duty to the Nintendo Switch already speaks a lot about the Redmond behemoth's plans. At this point, We can't help but wonder what would happen if this position were reversed, that is if Sony was the one looking to buy Activision Blizzard.

Post by Bryan C.