A newly discovered job listing suggests Sony Interactive Entertainment is eyeing up an October launch for the PlayStation 5.
Sony may be eyeing up an October launch for the upcoming next-gen PlayStation 5 console, according to a newly discovered job listing. Until now, all we’ve had to go on is the vague ‘Holiday 2020’ launch.
First spotted by the industry insider, Nibellion, the job listing, posted by Sony Interactive Entertainment on Japanese site Rikunabi, is for a role in hardware procurement for the PlayStation 5. The position would task the successful candidate with sourcing parts for the console and liaising with suppliers.
Alongside the stylized lingo familiar to anyone that’s read a job listing recently, the description points in rather unambiguous terms to the PlayStation 5 launching in October, 2020. The pertinent passage of the job description (translated from Japanese) reads:
We will select the best suppliers from domestic and overseas parts partners, and adjust the specifications of hardware parts and production capacity in cooperation with the design department and the quality assurance department to create the PlayStation 5 scheduled to be released in October 2020.
There’s little to suggest we’re looking at a bogus listing. The timing would fit in nicely with Sony ramping up production in line with a launch in October, especially as the company is reportedly planning to scale down launch production compared to the previous generation.
With that said, we recommend caution, and we’d do well to take this with a pinch of salt short of confirmation from Sony. The listing could very well be the real deal courtesy of a slip up on Sony’s part as much as an outdated prospective release window. The ongoing pandemic has derailed even the firmest plans, and it’s safe to presume the situation is evolving rapidly for Sony as well.
As for when we can expect to hear more about the PlayStation 5, multiple rumors and industry insider nods suggest Sony is gearing up for a reveal event in early to mid-June.