Sony has recently confirmed that its next-generation console is, as expected, the PlayStation 5, and that it will be available at some point in the holiday season of 2020. And if a new job listing is to be believed, the PS5 may very well be the fastest console ever made.
Sony is hiring a Senior Cloud Engineer Manager to work on the PlayStation 5. The job listing describes the PS5 as the world's fastest console, but the posting was later updated with the line removed, along with any mention of the PS5. It's unclear why the job listing was changed. Maybe Sony isn't confident that the PS5 will in fact be the world's fastest console, but if it isn't the absolute fastest, it will definitely be in the top two.
The Sony PS5 will boast a Solid State Drive (SSD) that will effectively make load times a thing of the past. This alone will quite easily make the PS5 the fastest console when compared to all of the current video game consoles on the market, but there is one system that may challenge it for that title.
Barring any surprise video game console announcements from Nintendo or some other company, the only other upcoming system that may challenge the PS5 for the title of world's fastest console is Xbox's Project Scarlett. We know even less about Project Scarlett than we do about the PS5, though, so it's hard to say which console will be more powerful. There have been conflicting reports on the matter, and until both consoles are properly revealed, all fans can do is speculate.
In the meantime, there's something else that fans can take away from the job posting. Sony's hiring of a Senior Cloud Engineer Manager backs up the reports that the PS5 will be highly focused on game streaming. Game streaming in general is set to be one of the biggest advancements of the next-generation video game consoles, and so it's not surprising to see Sony double down on the technology.
In fact, Sony is even partnering with Microsoft to help power its cloud gaming services. Whether or not game streaming replaces digital games in the same way that digital games have largely replaced physical media remains to be seen, but we'll find out once the next-generation of video game consoles arrive next year.