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Machiavellian said:
shikamaru317 said:

Colossal mistake. They basically just gave up the one big advantage that xCloud would have had against PS Now, better server coverage.

MS Cloud business is like 10 times larger than the Xbox.  As a company, I believe MS is more than happy to make this mistake.  

I just don't see how the partnership benefits MS. Sure they get some money in the short term, but how does it benefit them in the long term? In the upcoming streaming service war between Google Stadia, MS xCloud, and PS Now, Sony basically wasn't even a true contender due to poor server coverage and dated technology compared to Stadia and xCloud. How does it benefit MS in the true battle against Google, to give the 3rd place contender a major leg up? xCloud was not far enough behind Stadia in terms of technology for this partnership to benefit MS in any way from what I can see, in fact statements from the xCloud team suggested that xCloud had the advantage against Stadia, using less than half the data as Stadia, which would have given them a big advantage since many ISP's have small data caps. It just feels to me like Sony is using MS and MS is getting nothing worthwhile in return. 

Last edited by shikamaru317 - on 17 May 2019