For both Sony and Microsoft, they are in the mindset that their current consoles will only last a little while longer. And with the Nintendo Switch already tearing up the market despite being new, they know that their next systems have to be great. For Sony, as the winner of the current console war (by a very large margin), they have more pressure on them than ever before to perform. So in their minds, the PS5 has to be the best one possible.
A new job listing from Sony though reveals what might be the “backbone” of the PS5. It’s 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.”
It looks as though Sony is making sure its next console will have the PlayStation Now and PlayStation Network running even better than they are now.
Another job listing backs this up too, this time 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,” reads the listing. “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.”
What this means going forward is a bit of a mystery, but we’ll keep you posted.