Sony Might Be Working on the PlayStation 5

Posted May 23, 2015
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Many of us have been predicting that a PlayStation 5 may be on the cards as the PlayStation 4 gets older and older. It has been almost 19 months since the release of the PlayStation 4 and as the games get more and more demanding, the need for an upgraded hardware becomes necessary, even with the software improvements utilities like DirectX 12 bring to the table. Although the new DirectX 12 brings much improvement to the utilization of resources available but the fact still remains that it cannot increase the actual performance of the hardware even if it can improve productivity. And in such a case we’ve seen a new job opening at Sony which makes us wonder if the console heavyweight is really working on the PlayStation 5.

Sony’s New Job Opening On Their Next Generation Gaming System Might Be PlayStation 5

A job opening has appeared on the official Sony PlayStation page for a “Senior Game Programmer” and it begs the question if Sony really is working on their next generation PlayStation 5 gaming console.

The job description reads:

“We have an exciting opportunity at Sony Computer Entertainment of America (PlayStation). We seek a senior game programmer to assist us in developing a game used for R&D purposes related to our next generation gaming system. For someone passionate about gaming this is a very rare opportunity. After reviewing the below job profile, if this is you, please apply! “

This does seem quite intriguing and the fact that this job has appeared recently, after 19 months to the release of the PlayStation 4, we might yet be looking at the very initial stages of the PlayStation 5.

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In my opinion, It can indeed be said that the current gen consoles have seen their peak and even though it will stay that way for some time to come, the console heavyweights would be wise to start working on their next projects.

We have seen in recent times that games have been downgraded because of the fact that the consoles might not then be able to handle the game at 60fps at 1080p which is now the industry standard. The downgrades are not such a big issue as still the console have been able to handle what the developers have thrown towards them. But as much as Sony and Microsoft would want to hold onto these console, the industry is moving towards a much greater 4K and 5K standard and that is where I think the next generation of consoles(The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Two) will play their role.

With that being said, do share your views on the concept of Sony developing a next generation PlayStation 5 console.

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