Sony has worked on the PlayStation brand for more than 2 decades and in this period we have witnessed 4 consoles of this entertainment line. Taking into account its success, it is normal to think that the company has plans for future deliveries and, to ensure them, they recently registered what could be the names of its next-generation consoles.
According to Gematsu, Sony registered the brands PS6, PS7, PS8, PS9, and PS10 in Japan. The entity that made the registration is Sony Interactive Entertainment on October 9 and each entry reads that it involves commercial video game consoles, so there is no doubt that it is possible PlayStation systems.
It is important to mention that this does not mean that Sony is already planning the successor consoles of PlayStation 5, since companies uses this measure to ensure the name of products that they could use in the future, in order not to have setbacks. However, it is interesting that Sony contemplates continuing with the nomenclature “PlayStation” and the abbreviation “PS”.
In addition, if we keep in mind that the company puts 1 system on the market every 6 years, these records would cover the names of the consoles until 2050.
In other news, Sony is getting ready to start the next generation with PlayStation 5. Many of the details of the console are still a secret, but we already know enough information to have a general idea of what the system will offer.
One of the highlights of Sony is that PlayStation 5 will use a solid-state drive instead of a hard drive like the one used by PlayStation 4. In fact, Mark Cerny, console architect, stressed that the use of such units will be the key to their strategy for the next generation.
Apparently, Sony is very confident in its plans, as a job vacancy (via TechRadar) described its new system in a striking way. The company is looking for personnel for its cloud engineering department, so it invited interested parties to work with “the fastest console in the world”.
You will be one of the leaders of an elite team that is very excited about the launch of the fastest console in the world (PS5) in 2020. You will love working on PlayStation if you have a passion for systems, availability and resilience.
The one chosen for the vacancy will be specifically senior director of cloud engineering. Thus, it will be responsible for building the next generation cloud infrastructure. According to Mark Cerny, the use of solid state drives will make loading screens a thing of the past.
It is also estimated that this change at the hardware level would make last generation games run faster on PlayStation 5. This could be important for the console, because we must not forget that Sony also wants backward compatibility to be a key factor for its success.
There are even rumors that PlayStation 5 will have backwards compatibility with previous PlayStation discs, but it is not confirmed. On the other hand, it is estimated that PlayStation 5 would be more expensive than the PS4 in its launch.