Microsoft and Sony will be partnering up in order to advance cloud-based services

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by Chary, May 17, 2019.


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    Not since the first appearance of a Sonic game on a Nintendo console have we seen such a shocking partnership, as Microsoft and Sony have announced that they'll be working together in order to make advancements in cloud gaming. The two rivals will put aside their differences, at least when it comes specifically to Microsoft Azure and cloud-powered services. As referred to in the press release, Sony will be assisting the development of Microsoft's cloud technology in exchange for being able to apply it, likely to their PlayStation Now and PlayStation Vue services.

    This partnership is especially curious, as it comes somewhat after the reveal of the all-streaming Google Stadia, and in the midst of both companies gearing up for the switch into the next gaming generation.

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  1. Xzi

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    Ah, the one thing both Microsoft and Sony agree on: giving customers less ownership over their games.
     
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  2. DarkCrudus

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    Hopefully console segregation will finally come to an end and I can play with certain friends with out having to double dip on a game.
     
  3. budtoka420

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    Nothing will touch this comment so true
     
  4. Xandrid

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    I'm genuinely surprised Sony is partnering with Microsoft, because Sony can't play nice when it comes to cross-play
     
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  5. Chary
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    Definitely smart for Microsoft. They're really ramping things up. Even if their hardware doesn't sell as well as the competition, they still have power over cloud services, now. And they're snapping up smaller studios and their IPs. Not to mention that they can market to two different platforms: Xbox and PC. Things are looking good for them.
     
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  6. Sonic Angel Knight

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    What kind of cloud services? :unsure:
     
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    What? Sony hardly plays nice with other companies when it comes to crossplay, they always find some lame excuse not to.
     
  8. EmulateLife

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    Halo X Killzone wen.
     
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    Oops I meant "can't" :rofl2:
     
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  10. xs4all

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    Interesting concept, if only there was a unified system/device/service, then it just comes down to games/content, no more exclusives so no one is left out and no more fanboy'ism.
    Bridging the gap so everyone can play....yeah maybe in an alternate universe and when pigs fly.
     
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  11. SuperDan

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    Feels suspicious to me!
     
  12. EmulateLife

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    Microsoft exec: did we just acquire Ratchet & Clank?
     
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  13. WAUthethird

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    Interesting - though I pray to the heavens that Nintendo doesn't follow the competition in this case.
     
  14. Axido

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    Inb4 Sony still blocks cross-play, even though the for bexact same games for both platforms are being rendered on the exact same servers.
     
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    They were the first that started it, lame excuses all the time.
     
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  16. leon315

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    Finally Overwatch X1/ps4 cross-play?

    Am I asking too much?
     
  17. sawao_yama

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    Lots of Sony haters, oh wait, is that par for the course on gbatemp? It will help with online, all these idiotic conspiracies about losing “more” access to your games is dumb.
     
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  18. WAUthethird

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    Well, not being able to play games at low latency and at any time is definitely a drawback to this. In almost all of the world, internet speed sucks.
     
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  19. Varia

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    Lol, probably most people wouldn't get the joke.
     
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