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Azelover said:
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.

I disagree pretty much entirely.  The presence of direct competition is the lifeblood of refinement and advancement.  



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Is this because of google?
MS & Sony are like "lets work together to get this streaming thing working right,... before google comes in and bullies us"



Hmmm.
Maybe Stadia?
Maybe XB service(s) on PS devices that somehow makes sense for PS?
Maybe MS is somehow helping PS with cloud services in exchange for help with VR?
Maybe Navi is truly in someway exclusive to PS and MS is offering cloud services so they can use Navi in XB hardware?



I mean, nothing here indicates their distinct gaming platforms will cease to exist in competition with each other for console market.
Although if PSN is hosted on MS servers, kind of hard to keep up the "we can't let our data get in hands of MS" line re: cross-play.
Really not clear what usage is being considered re: Sony's camera sensors...
Shared standard platform for VR/AR ? Nothing to do with games at all, but just PC/smartphone imagery/analysis via cloud?



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Microsoft: (tsundere face)
Sony: So what?? hold my hand , don't be ashamed
Microsoft: Baka!! Baka!! (while holding Sony hand)

Nintendo: Nani the fuck !?



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Livewire said:

By integrating Sony’s cutting-edge image sensors with Microsoft’s Azure AI technology in a hybrid manner across cloud and edge, as well as solutions that leverage Sony’s semiconductors and Microsoft cloud technology, the companies aim to provide enhanced capabilities for enterprise customers. In terms of AI, the parties will explore incorporation of Microsoft’s advanced AI platform and tools in Sony consumer products, to provide highly intuitive and user-friendly AI experiences.

https://news.microsoft.com/2019/05/16/sony-and-microsoft-to-explore-strategic-partnership/

"By integrating Sony’s cutting-edge image sensors with Microsoft’s Azure AI technology "

So Sony will able to censor more games , Yucks 

Joke, LOL 



d21lewis said:
Looks like Sony finally realized that if you can't beat 'em, join 'em.

Well they are not beating anyone, both of them are just hungry for money and market share.



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

It's like every anime plot, all race and country must unite to prepare for even bigger threat which is a powerful alien "Google Stadia"  



This actually makes allot of sense for Sony... Rather than invest Billions in building-out an expensive cloud service that will only be used by their gaming division... Leverage one of the big Three's (Google, Amazon, Microsoft) efforts instead who have done the hard work.

The cloud isn't getting any smaller... Plus this should relieve some pressures on their slower Playstation Network too.



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Livewire said:

By integrating Sony’s cutting-edge image sensors with Microsoft’s Azure AI technology in a hybrid manner across cloud and edge, as well as solutions that leverage Sony’s semiconductors and Microsoft cloud technology, the companies aim to provide enhanced capabilities for enterprise customers. In terms of AI, the parties will explore incorporation of Microsoft’s advanced AI platform and tools in Sony consumer products, to provide highly intuitive and user-friendly AI experiences.

https://news.microsoft.com/2019/05/16/sony-and-microsoft-to-explore-strategic-partnership/

This kinda tells the story.  Microsoft is all about their Azure Cloud platform.  A little IP trade here, a little buy-in for some tech there, bam, Partnership.  They can both still offer their own separate solutions and rake it in.  Digital has already surpassed physical.  Next up streaming surpassing download.

I see this less about being scared of Google so much as trying to cut costs.  We are still gonna get sucked into their separate silos, just like video/PC game content holders are trying to sick us into their separate silos.  In the next 10 years don't be surprised by how many subscriptions to things you have just to be able to enjoy the entertainment you want.



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