Head of PlayStation Jim Ryan has highlighted that Sony is currently still in conversations with Microsoft about how to implement its cloud strategy, but the final, overall experience will ultimately "be unique and only on PlayStation.”
The partnership between Sony and Microsoft for cloud gaming was announced back in mid-2019, "bringing the power of Azure and Azure AI to Sony to deliver new gaming and entertainment experiences for customers.”
“We’re still having conversations with [Microsoft] about exchanging ideas. We’re still talking to them about exchanging ideas, and there’s some very interesting stuff, so when the time is right, we’ll announce our cloud strategy.
“We could conceivably use the cloud for our technical infrastructure, but the cloud gaming experience we’re offering will be unique and only on PlayStation.”
Back in 2019, Kenichiro Yoshida, president and CEO of Sony, stated that "Microsoft has been a key business partner for us, though of course the two companies have also been competing in some areas," and that he believed the "joint development of future cloud solutions will contribute greatly to the advancement of interactive content.”
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