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Sony Already Working Towards The PlayStation 5?

| May 23, 2015

Sony Already Working Towards The PlayStation 5? News PlayStation  Sony PS4

A new job listing suggests that Sony is already in the planning stages for the PlayStation 5 console.

Sony is currently looking for a “Senior Game Programmer”. The job description is where it describes they might be in the planning stages for the PlayStation 5 console already,

The job description says:

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!

The job listing was posted recently so it’s obvious Sony isn’t talking about the PlayStation 4. It’s been 19 months since the PlayStation 4 came out, so it’s feasible Sony is in the very early stages of mapping out the PlayStation 5.

Further down the job description, it talks about the PlayStation 4 by name. It’s not referred to as a “next generation gaming system” like highlighted above. This is another sign that Sony is already planning a new console of some kind.

The PlayStation 4 has yet to reach its peak, so it’s too early to talk about the PlayStation 5 yet. Although this could be a sign the current console generation will not last as long as the previous one. The PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii console generation lasted quite a long time. It will be interesting to see how long the PS4, Xbox One and Wii U generation lasts.

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  • $125882522

    Not surprised…

  • Naberios

    You’re reading way too much into this. The PS4 has been out nearly 2 years. If they weren’t doing “something” to work on what ever the next generation may be, they’d be putting themselves behind the 8-ball down the line. It says right there it’s for working on something that will be used in their R&D of possibly the next console. That’s VERY early stuff. If you wait until the current gen starts to drop off in sales or until you hear that the other console manufacturer is working on their next gen, then you’ve already lost the next-next-gen console war.

    • Tony

      This could just be a standalone console to be used with the VR headset, they are probably just thinking too much into it since a ps5 won’t be needed for at least another 5-6 more years. It only takes them about 3 years or so to have everything ready once they start focusing on the next gen.

      • Naberios

        I don’t think for minute that Sony is going to release an entirely new console to work with their VR system. The VR product itself is a pretty costly venture. A console on top of that, after all the costs creating the PS4 makes no sense. The VR system will be made to work with the PS4 (at the very least).

  • Jo Momma

    Thanks for stating the obvious. Planning for the next gen typically starts immediately after launch

  • JCheezy

    Maybe the PS5 will run as smooth as the X1.

    • silentBruce

      Bwahahaha the X1 running smooth , oh my that is hilarious it can barley even run 1080p that heavy ugly brick of a box is crap . Look at the sales PS4 is so dominant so you should check your facts before you make comments about Sony !!! I work in the video game retail industry and I can say the X1 gets traded in for a 360 everyday customers hate the X1 . Goodluck with your overpriced media hub because that’s all it is ! If you ever want to play games just but a PS4 .

      • JCheezy

        I want to be a Toys R Us kid. Tell Jeffery the Girraffe I said hi tomorrow at work.

      • Zalent

        PC* If you ever want to play games just buy a PC*

        • Scam Artist

          You mean buy a game somewhere, get it home install it, spend days trying to get it to run, find out the whole time its on developers end, try to download patch, patch screws up drivers, download new drivers, get on internet and cry about downgrade, my friend calls wanting to borrow game and can’t do to license, turn back on computer, oh now got a virus, run virus software, ok cool now my gpu is running 100% jamming computer up, wait couple more days for developers response, they say all is well, get pissed, get back on internet, make fun of console players, find out console players are playing the game, get pissed, start trolling console articles.

          No thanks you can keep PC.

          • Tony

            Only a complete retard would have that much trouble with a decent PC just saying.

          • The PC Master Race

            Nice lies there. No wonder you call yourself scam artist. Here’s how you buy a game

            – Install steam
            – Buy on steam
            – Steam installs all the drivers and patches you need
            – AMD and Nvidia control panels config the game for your set up automatically
            – Enjoy the game at a modern, standard 60FPS
            – Finish the game
            – Install mods
            – Enhance your experience
            – Laugh at console peasants with their buyers remorse and defending 30FPS

            :^)

  • carlzee

    Sounds like sony knows their console is trash when windows 10/DX12 are in place. What fools them sony toolboys.

    • tasslehoff

      Wow you don’t know much at all. Windows 10 will be a flop like vista and windows 8 they didn’t even try 9 LOL

      • carlzee

        Okeeedokee toolboy. LOLOLOL

        • tasslehoff

          Okay captain xbo. Lolololol

    • Scam Artist

      Both pipe dreams.

    • Eddie Battikha

      Damn Sonys been killing it since ur post, go back to your hole and stay in it.

  • The PC Master Race

    Garbage console. Unsurprising they want to move on to their cloud streaming DRM service already. They are softening the shills up with that God Of War rental pre order too