During the Microsoft vs FTC case (you can read our live coverage here), Microsoft has said that it expects the PS6 to launch in 2028.
As a part of the legal battle, Microsoft said that its proposed 10-year deal would go beyond the releases of next-generation consoles in 2028.
“This term would, in any case, go beyond the expected starting period of the next generation of consoles (in 2028),” reads a statement from Microsoft. “Thus, Call of Duty will be published on successor PlayStation consoles should one be released during the term of the agreement. The agreement also would ensure that Call of Duty console games is offered on PlayStation at parity with Xbox.”
Although not confirmed, the confidence in Microsoft’s statement on the PS6 likely suggests that the next generation Xbox will release in the same year.
According to our own report in March 2023, in which information was obtained from vetted and corroborated sources, we also believe that the PS6 will release in 2028.
Of course, things can still change in the grand scheme of things and the next-generation consoles could be delayed by a year or two. Nonetheless, it seems all but certain a new generation of consoles will release by the end of the decade.