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Zombie9ers said:

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Not sure exactly what it means yet - but I'm sure more details will come over the coming months.

...maybe the Rapture is upon us?

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Maybe an end to exclusive games eventually.

All jokes aside, this partnership appears to be pretty basic and nothing to go crazy over. If you think about it, MS does make a pretty good partner with Azure since they have concentrated on game related services to expand Azure capabilities probably more so then Amazon. If you are looking for a company with international reach, and the servers to support cloud solutions around the world MS definitely on the short list of vendors.

MS is heavily invested in AI and their cloud platform and Sony is probably one of the best in image technology so the 2 working together in this space sounds like a good fit. Also we probably are thinking of MS as it was when it was helmed by Balmer but Satya has already shone he is a totally different CEO and his direction for MS is also totally different. Hell you only have to look at how MS has embraced Linux and open source tech to understand how very different Satya is compared to Balmer who would never even come close to working with either unless it found he found a way to embrace, extend then crush.

I want to say interesting! But also....

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Maaaan gen 9 is going to be so weird.MS working with Nintendo to bring games to the Switch, MS going third party, Sony and MS working together....

My (locked) thread about how difficulty should be a decision for the developers, not the gamers.

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You mean huge technology company and a huge software company are teaming up (much like they probably have over and over again). I'm shocked...

I mean i expect Xbox Circle and PS5 to still exist and exclusive still to exist but the industry can only get better if the console manufacturers help it. To make sure greedy 3rd parties don't win with their money grabbing tactics.

Last edited by The Fury - on 16 May 2019

Hmm, pie.

Seems more like a way that PSNow can improve a lot with better servers and MS can make good money of it.

Plus some corporate partnership which they have been doing for a long time just remember Vaio.

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Looks like Sony finally realized that if you can't beat 'em, join 'em.

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RolStoppable said:
Perhaps both companies are so scared of Google that they decided to team up.

Yup. They know they're in hot water going into next gen. Enemy of my enemy is my friend .

Random_Matt said:
Maybe an end to exclusive games eventually.

Yeah. They're approach is very similar anyways. They're almost twins. Seems a little absurd to have two consoles that do pretty much the same things.

I welcome this, but there is a chance that this will not end well. We'll see, hopefully.