Sony is said to be planning to launch its next-generation PlayStation “sometime after 2026”.
According to a document submitted to the UK’s CMA for the investigation into Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard, it’s likely the follow-up to the PS5 will be released in early 2027.
However, this is only tentative as Sony has not officially given a date.
Meanwhile, it was recently revealed that first-party PlayStation games will likely take a year to launch on PC.
PlayStation Studios head Hermen Hulst explained that in the future there will be about a 12-month gap between PC and PS releases, although they are likely to exclude live-service games from the rule.
In an interview with Julian Chieze, he said: “It’s been really great for the teams to see their wonderful creations also being released on PC … there are more players and that’s really helpful. I think going forward we’ll see at least a year between releases on (Playstation) and on the PC platform, possibly with the exception of live-service games.”
Hulst further explained that is because they are a “little bit different in nature because you want to have a really strong community, strong engagement right away, right when you go live. So we might in the case of our live-service offerings go day-and-date with PC and the PlayStation platform.”
Earlier this year, Sony promised 10 new live-service PlayStation games by 2026.
Following the tech giant’s acquisition of Bungie, Sony set out its plans to use the video game developer’s expertise to deliver a host of titles over the next few years.
Speaking during an earnings call, chief financial officer Hiroki Totoki said: “Our studios will learn from Bungie, that is a strong wish we have. The Bungie side is willing to work closely with us.”
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