PlayStation 5 could release in October, according to a job listing.
Japanese recruitment site Rikunabi has uploaded a Sony Interactive Entertainment advertisement for a purchasing manager, claiming in its description that PlayStation 5 is “scheduled to be released in October 2020.”
So far PlayStation has not committed to a more specific release date for PS5 than “holiday 2020”.
UPDATE: Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan has denied the date listing, claiming it was listed in error by the recruitment site.
ORIGINAL STORY CONTINUES: An October launch would represent a break from the norm for PlayStation, as virtually all recent home console launches have taken place in the peak holiday season of mid-to-late November.
A prominent journalist recently claimed Sony was planning to unveil its PlayStation 5 plans on Thursday, June 4.
Sources had previously told VGC that Sony was planning to hold its significant PlayStation 5 reveal event in May, but that those dates could potentially slip a few weeks into June.
SIE has had to constantly readjust its plans for the year due to disruption caused by the coronavirus, including shifting the release dates of major PS4 exclusives. However, the platform holder has recently reiterated its intention to launch PS5 at the end of the year.
The cancellation of this year’s E3 show is understood to have caused games publishers to spread their marketing plans more broadly across the 2020 calendar.
Sony may touch on its PS5 plans when it reports its full-year earnings this Wednesday, or during a corporate strategy meeting taking place on May 19.