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Xbox and PlayStation don’t expect to launch new consoles until at least 2028, documents reveal

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microsoft When Sony Don’t expect next-gen consoles to launch until 2028 at the earliest, as newly-published documentation suggests.

The companies discussed the potential launch timing of the new console in a statement released Wednesday as part of the UK regulator. Competitive Markets Authority Ongoing Investigation Microsoft’s proposed acquisition activision blizzard.

CMA has expressed concern about the impact of the $68.7 billion deal. May affect PlayStation competitiveness Given that the merger would give Microsoft ownership of the Call of Duty series.

According to the regulator, “this impact could be particularly felt during next-gen console launches, where gamers will make new decisions about which console to buy.”

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Sony and Microsoft both launched current generation consoles. PS5 When Xbox Series X/S November 2020, respectively.

In response to the CMA’s concerns, Microsoft said the next-generation console was years away. Activision The deal was highly speculative.

“party [Microsoft and Activision] Don’t dispute that some gamers are likely to reassess their console ownership at the start of a new generation. I am also paying attention to

“Me[n]The next new generation of consoles needed is not expected to be released before the fall of 2028 at the earliest. “

Sony claims there is a very real threat of Microsoft making Call of Duty Xbox Although proprietary, competitors claim there is little business incentive to do so.

Whatever the truth of the matter, Microsoft’s statement also confirms that it has made a contractual offer to Sony to continue Call of Duty. playstation “at least until the end of 2027” (as Microsoft’s comments were provided to the CMA, The company claims it made a 10-year Call of Duty offer to Sony).

Even if it intended to remove Call of Duty from the PlayStation platform after 2027, Microsoft argued that “Sony has plenty of time to adapt its commercial strategy.”

In a partially redacted statement, Sony also referenced Microsoft’s offer to keep Call of Duty available on the PlayStation until 2027, and how this might affect the fate of the next console. doing.

“Microsoft has offered to keep Activision’s games only available on PlayStation until 2027…by the time SIE launches its next-generation PlayStation console (which is likely [redacted]), losing access to Call of Duty and other Activision titles, leaving them highly vulnerable to consumer switch and subsequent competitive declines,” Sony wrote.

“Even if SIE had the ability and resources to develop a franchise as successful as Call of Duty, it would take years and billions of dollars to create a Call of Duty challenger. EAsBattlefield shows that such attempts are likely to fail. “

Sony says EA’s Battlefield has shown that Call of Duty’s success is extremely difficult to replicate.

Elsewhere in the statement, Sony said that if Microsoft were to have sole control over Activision’s “irreplaceable” content, Xbox hardware, software and subscription prices may increase..

Sony also said Microsoft’s “real strategy” behind the deal with Activision Blizzard was Make PlayStation ‘like Nintendo’ and not compete in the 18-rated shooter arena.