On Thursday, Sony and Microsoft stated that they’re considering a strategic partnership to start cloud-based solutions for their specific game and content streaming services.
The announcement doesn’t categorically mention Microsoft’s Xbox or Sony’s PlayStation consoles, but it seems the assistance would focus on entertainment platforms such as gaming. As part of the accord, the companies will collectively build up cloud solutions in Microsoft Azure. Sony might be also using Microsoft Azure for its game and content streaming services. The endeavors would also include building better tools for content creators.
Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, in a release stated that Sony has always been a leader in both entertainment and technology, and the association that has been announced developed on this history of innovation. He added that their collaboration brings the power of Azure and Azure AI to Sony to hand new gaming and entertainment experiences for customers. Also, the companies would be exploring chances of working together in the areas of semiconductors and artificial intelligence.
Both Sony and Microsoft divulged new details on new gaming consoles in April, which are likely to be released next year. Sony stated that its next-gen console, possibly known as the PlayStation 5 would be AMD-based, backing high-end graphics features such as ray tracing and 8K output, and shift to high-speed SSD storage. Microsoft even announced of the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition, a latest addition to the Xbox One line that eventually gutter the optical drive.