Microsoft and Sony go together to cloud storage for games and artificial intelligence work. Therefore, the companies have signed a letter of intent, writes Microsoft on its website.
It goes according to the companies to have a “joint development of future cloud services to gaming and streaming services to support”.
Microsoft and Sony are going to explore how Microsoft’s cloud platform Azure can be used for (game)streaming services from Sony. This is possible for PlayStation Now, allowing subscribers to older PlayStation games can play without to download or install.
In addition, it promises to be the cooperation even better development platform for, for example, gamemakers, the companies. Many details are not further disclosed.
Sony-director Kenichiro Yoshida thinks that the cooperation interactive content from PlayStation ahead will bring. “The companies are in some ways competitors of each other,” he says. Microsoft set with the Xbox One its own video game console compared to the PlayStation 4 from Sony. “This collaboration ensures that the power of Azure and Azure AI Sony users new possibilities for gaming and entertainment.”
Services from Microsoft and Google
Also Microsoft is working on a private streamdienst: xCloud. People have to be Xbox-games on different devices can stream.
Furthermore, Google as a streaming service. With Google Stages it should be possible to games, for example, from the Chrome browser to stream. This is not a powerful (game)computer. Google promises with the service, including images with a 4K resolution and sixty frames per second.
When the services of Microsoft and Google appear, is still unknown.
First impression: Google Stages shows ingenuity, game selection remains a question mark