Sony removes claim that PS5 will be ‘world’s fastest console’
The countdown until the next battle of the console war is slowly ticking, with Sony recently claiming – albeit briefly – that its PlayStation 5 (PS5) would be the “world’s fastest console”.
The PS4 has by far and large dominated in its battle against the Xbox One, at least in terms of sales figures and units shipped. And Microsoft unveiled “Project Scarlett” (the next iteration of its console hardware) earlier this year.
It was announced before Sony’s PS5 and while it is tipped to boast incredible specs, the latter seemed more than confident it had the next skirmish in the bag.
In a job advertisement for a senior cloud engineering manager, it made the bold claim that the successful candidate will “be one of the leaders of an elite team that is super excited to launch the upcoming world’s fastest console (PS5) in 2020”.
At least, one eagle-eyed enthusiast spotted the claim. Several publications picked up on it, causing the news to spread like wildfire.
Sony has since removed the claim from the job listing and it no longer appears.
Many were swift to commend the manufacturer on its brazen confidence, though considering the claim has since removed it seems more likely that it was accidental.
It is unclear as to whether the statement was intended to be published alongside the job advertisement or if it was actually false.
Sony has been contacted for a comment by eGaming Desk, but we are still waiting for a response.
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