NEWS FLASH!! Sony is working on the next generation of PlayStation. Ok, that’s not news. We have all known for sometime that Sony is working on the PS5, for lack of a better name. Unfortunately, that’s about all we do know. There have been rumors and suppositions on what Sony is planning and it is thought that advanced streaming and improvements of the PSN would be a must. Recently, a couple of job postings from Sony have given credence to the concept that PSN would indeed be part of their next gen plans. The first one was for a Senior Network Operations Engineer:
As a primary member of the Network Engineering team you will be responsible for the development, support and mid to long term considerations of an advanced global IP network that adheres to the highest standards to provide robust, low latency game streaming services to PlayStation Now customers around the globe. You will help contribute to an automation first operations team (DevOps) to increase our efficiencies and ability to scale rapidly as we build the “next generation PlayStation backbone.”
Another posting was for a Staff Software Engineer:
This is a high-visibility technical leadership position with Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) platform engineering organization to establish a highly available, fault-tolerant, globally distributed data platform and services. The next generation data platform serves the global, fast growing PlayStation Network customer base. This key role will lead the technology transformation of the network data platform including existing and new services supporting the dramatic customer growth on the platform.
While that would be a natural evolution for Sony, especially with the numerous issues users have had with the PSN in the past, the real question will be how the “PS5” will incorporate it. Are you excited to see where Sony will go with their “next gen” gaming console? Are there aspects that you consider a must in their next gaming platform, if they are to get you to upgrade? Share you must have list with us at GVNation.
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