PS5 might be sooner than you think as Sony has already started to look for a senior product manager which can spearhead the “next generation PlayStation campaign.”
The job listing for this position was submitted on Linkedin. It specifically lists the next generation PlayStation as part of its job description. Here is what it says in the listing.
At PlayStation we are working at the frontiers of immersive experiences for our users. We are looking for an entrepreneurial Product Lead to join our Intelligence Platform Group. As part of this hands-on position you would work across Partners, Product and Engineering and contribute to development and growth of PlayStation Intelligence Platform. You will own the roadmap for next generation PlayStation campaign.
PlayStation CEO John Kodera recently confirmed that they are working on a next generation console, so this listing shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone. It will be interesting to see when Sony will decide to reveal their PS4 successor. The last time they revealed a new console, it was at the PlayStation Meeting event in February 2013 while the console launched later that year during the Holidays.
Rumors surrounding the PS5 are currently in full swing with the discovery of a patent also hinting at backward compatibility on the new console. It will be interesting to see how Sony approaches the design for their upcoming hardware after they are taking user feedback seriously. Crossplay was recently allowed for Fortnite and they are also letting people change their PSN usernames after ignoring it for a long time.