The PlayStation 6 is already in development as AMD is hiring for developing its “next-generation” chip for Xbox and Playstation consoles.
It’s been a couple of years since the PlayStation 5 was launched and to date, users are not able to still get their hands on the console. The chip shortage has led to a massive stock issue, and we are still witnessing stock getting depleted in a matter of seconds whenever new stocks come in. Reports have suggested that the stock situation isn’t getting better anytime soon, so it will still be a while before the PlayStation 5 is readily available. Amidst that, it seems like the PlayStation 6 is already in development.
In a new job listing on LinkedIn, it is stated that AMD is looking for a System-on-Chip Verification Engineer who will be a part of the team which developed the chip for Xbox and PlayStation.
The team behind the chip powering XBOX™, PlayStation™ and the latest RDNA-family graphics chip is hiring for its Markham location in Canada for the next-generation chip development project!
We are currently looking for a System-on-Chip Verification Engineer who will be part of a team working on next generation of a complex SOC design. The successful candidate will play a key role in SOC verification performing the following duties for functional, power, and performance aspects with simulation and hardware emulation environment.
A truly multidisciplinary function, working in close collaboration with the front-end designers and physical designers on the various SOC verification efforts, interacting with a wide variety of internal and external design verification development teams, Design Verification methodology, and Silicon IP and tool vendors.
While fans might be wondering that it is a tad early for the development of a new console without improving the stock situation, it should be noted that this isn’t that surprising. If we look at the previous consoles, pretty much all of them were in development for roughly 2 years since the launch of the latest console. Not to forget, the chip is the most pivotal part of the console so designing it would take some time, as one would expect some technological breakthroughs. This doesn’t mean the PlayStation 6 is coming anytime soon as well, since we are still quite far away from the launch of the next console.
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