Sony PlayStation has claimed that its upcoming next-generation console will be the “world’s fastest console”.
A user from forums ResetEra spotted the comments in an online Senior Cloud Engineering Manager job listing for the firm. The blurb of the job posting explained what the position entails and boasted about the upcoming console.
The posting read: “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. You will love working at PlayStation if you have a strong passion for systems, availability, and resiliency.”
Sony’s job posting also explained that the firm “needs your help to build next-generation cloud infrastructure” which has led many PlayStation fans to speculate that cloud gaming (In which you play over the internet) may be important in the next generation.
The news comes months after Sony cut its prices for its cloud-based PS Now subscription service which allows users to play a selection of PS3 and PS4 video games over the internet. What’s more, the news follows an earlier announcement of a Microsoft and Sony partnership in cloud gaming, although details of what the partnership entails have remained scarce.
The PS5: Everything That Has Been Announced
Since April 2019, Sony PlayStation has been teasing the upcoming PlayStation 5 (PS5) with small snippets of information. Video game designer, programmer and producer Mark Cerny revealed the first news of the PS5, announcing that it would ship at the end of 2020.
Cerny then revealed some of the console’s specifications which includes AMD’s Ryzen with 7 nm Zen 2 architecture with 8 cores. The console will also support ray-tracing and 8K graphics resolution as well as ship with a custom SSD to improve on load speeds.
Then, in a second interview with Wired at the beginning of October, the console was revealed to have an integrated Ultra HD Blu-ray player, support 100GB Blu-ray disks as well as 4K Blu-ray videos. It was also revealed that players will have greater control of how to install games as the new console allows users to select which parts of a game they’d like to install onto their console.
In a blog post on the official PlayStation website, the firm shared details of the upcoming PS5 controller which features adaptive triggers. This changes the resistance players feel when using the controller, such as moving on ice or pulling a bow in-game. The controller will also include an improved speaker and will feature a higher battery life.
Lastly, it’s also been revealed that the PlayStation 5 will be backwards compatible with PlayStation 4 and VR titles, allowing users to play all games from the current generation and virtual reality system. However, no word has been revealed on PS1, PS2 and PS3 backwards compatibility.
Sony’s PlayStation 5 is set for a holiday 2020 release. More details are expected to follow in the lead up to the console’s release including launch games, console specifications as well as a first look at the upcoming console. There’s a lot to look forward to, so remember to check back.
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