Sony and Microsoft have teamed up going forward to offer game streaming services to the players.
Worlds collide. Sony and Microsoft have revealed that they’re teaming up for the future of game streaming and related service for gamers. Microsoft announced the news on their official site, stating the the companies moving forward will partner up to “explore join development of future cloud solutions in Microsoft Azure” and will be using this language to build respective game and content streaming services.
Azure’s datacenter allows that solutions for game streaming and related services, which they can both utilize and Sony can add in their own piece of the pie.
“By working together, the companies aim to deliver more enhanced entertainment experiences for their worldwide customers,”
“Sony has always been a leader in both entertainment and technology, and the collaboration we announced today builds on this history of innovation,” Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella said of this move. “Our partnership brings the power of Azure and Azure AI to Sony to deliver new gaming and entertainment experiences for customers.”
Phil Spencer of Microsoft tweeted out that he thinks the collab between these two giants will allow them to pursue “mutual” gaming ambitions and “delighting players around the world.”
With these two giants teaming up, this could affect Nintendo. Although the big N has always been in a group of their own, staying away from these two companies duking it out, it may or may not affect them entirely.
Thinking about Nintendo, they always didn’t have the best hardware, best offerings, or even best online services. They’re a niche altogether with their kid-friendly games, for the most part.
This partnership will definitely affect things going forward when you think about their consoles. Who knows whether or not this partnership will do something specifically for streaming, leaving their consoles out of the equation? Or perhaps they’ll have to tango together to get this setup working. This kind of partnership proves to be difficult, separating game streaming from console sales and overall market domination.
Microsoft and Sony both have their own game streaming services that they’ve discussed, such as Project xCloud and PlayStation Now.
But seeing them work on a project together is definitely new. No one saw this coming. Microsoft did seem to have the better tech over time, but if they’re willing to work together, this could be the start of something revolutionary.