The description for the job listing states that the right candidate will be “managing distributed systems that are powering 100+ million PS4 consoles.You will also be one of the leaders of an elite team that is super excited to launch the upcoming world’s fastest console (PS5) in 2020.”
— Hunter 🎮 (@NextGenPlayer) October 24, 2019
The term “world’s fastest console” is what grabbed the attention of the gaming world. Many would guess Sony is referring to the PS5’s next generation technology, such as the ray tracing-enable graphics card, and speedy SSD’s, which would dramatically decrease the loading speed for most games, along with upgrading the graphical capabilities of the console.
If the current generation of consoles have taught us anything, it’s likely that the Xbox Scarlett and Playstation 5 will be indistinguishable from each other.
The PS4 was only slightly more powerful than the Xbox One at launch, so this job listing could be Sony’s way of positioning the PS5 in a similar manner.
The Playstation 5 and Xbox Scarlett are set to hit shelves during the 2020 Christmas holiday season, so the gaming world will have to wait an entire year to find out if these claims are true.