Microsoft Corporation and The Sony Corporation has now partnered in a strategic manner to make the best use of each other’s resources and service available at hand. Sony would be using Microsoft’s cloud for streaming their games and together they will be working to developed image sensors.
Microsoft’s Xbox and Sony’s PlayStation will be partnering together to develop and stream games. The two companies will be providing the developers with new tools and consumers with new and unprecedented content.
In a Statement to Reuters, Sony Chief Executive Kenichiro Yoshida said,
“For many years, Microsoft has been a key business partner for us, though of course, the two companies have also been competing in some areas. I believe that our joint development of future cloud solutions will contribute greatly to the advancement of interactive content.”Kenichiro Yoshida
This move from Sony comes at a time when it’s a current console, The PlayStation 4 is nearing its last years. The company is also expected to launch the PlayStation 5 in 2020 which is truly going to be a major generational leap over the older PlayStation 4.
Google had announced its own gaming platform, Stadia, which has truly taken the world via storm. The presenter at the Google event demoed playing Far Cry 5, one of the most resource intensive games for PCs, on Pixel 3 XL. This was entirely powered by Cloud. Thus, it’s not really a surprise that the two biggest players in the console gaming industry have partnered together for Google threatens their very own existence.
After this announcement, Sony’s shares climbed by 11 percent in Asia and Microsoft’s stocks reached 2 percent higher.