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That's one collaboration I thought I wouldn't see in my lifetime.

Then you clearly also have Nintendo doing there own thing not giving 2 shits 😂😂



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CaptainExplosion said:
0D0 said:

It's not Sony Playstation working with Microsoft Xbox.

It's Sony Corp making projects, research and collaboration on Microsoft Azure. This is not crazy and doesn't mean they'll be working on game titles development stuff together.

Good, but I still don't trust Cloud gaming and I may never trust it.

You sound like my grandmother. Just swap "cloud gaming" for "internet banking" and bam. Direct quote.



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dx11332sega said:
Pemalite said:
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.

I wondering with this partnership, how will azure help PSnow in it's current state ? Will Sony shut it down then relaunch it the next day as 4k and extremely stable with little latency or will azure take over and replace psnow ? With Sony I'm not sure if it's wise to have 2 streaming services if azure the better for it's streaming and psnow lacking ? Heh, I'm abit curious how this turns? ^^

It should mean that Sony will eventually migrate PSnow to Azure, which will happen over time. - And then Sony can repurposed that server and bandwidth capacity  for other avenues.

You can run a single service from more than one server farm... In-fact it's generally how things go anyway.

HollyGamer said:
LudicrousSpeed said:

Wow, so Sony bent the knee when it comes to the cloud. Isn’t there new leadership at Sony? Seems they’re going through an overhaul of some dated stances on things. 

Hope this means improved PSN speeds and PS Now performance.

Wow Microsoft allowed Sony to used their Azure server , When it comes to the cloud Microsoft bent the knee to money. 

No one bent the knee. It's just business.
Azure was originally envisioned to be sold as a service accessible for all, not just exclusively for Microsoft's own efforts... In-fact cloud has been one of Microsoft's largest money makers and growth sectors in recent years... And Azure has proven to be extremely capable all things considered.

It's a win for all, because Microsoft has an abundance of processing power and bandwidth at it's disposal which should result in an improved experience for Playstation gamers.



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Mr Puggsly said:
HollyGamer said:

Wow Microsoft allowed Sony to used their Azure server , When it comes to the cloud Microsoft bent the knee to money. 

Providing services for money is bending the knee?

Lets say at a minimum this is simply MS providing online services for Sony. That would make this the least surprising and least interesting relationship between MS and Sony. Because that's a big part of what MS does.

Because Sony can choose other company easly  like Amazon or google. So My point is still correct . Consumer is a king. You got the money you got the service.  



HollyGamer said:
Mr Puggsly said:

Providing services for money is bending the knee?

Lets say at a minimum this is simply MS providing online services for Sony. That would make this the least surprising and least interesting relationship between MS and Sony. Because that's a big part of what MS does.

Because Sony can choose other company easly  like Amazon or google. So My point is still correct . Consumer is a king. You got the money you got the service.  

If I were to take a guess, maybe MS is more useful to Sony. Sometimes we stories where MS can be surprisingly hands on or maybe even share some tech. By that I mean MS could help make Sony's online services better.

Maybe MS is also trying to make things happen with Sony to somehow expand their userbase. For example MS was trying to get Xbox Live on PlayStation. Hence, MS does have their own interests outside of just letting Sony use their infrastructure.



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HollyGamer said:
twintail said:

Its called business. There's nothing mind boggling about it

I just want to know how Sony ended with Microsoft and why Microsoft agree , and what else does both gained beside the one that mentioned . From all possibilities and outcome , Microsoft could just reject because they trying to release their own cloud gaming service.

Because it's a big news, and considered as an event that affecting gaming era and history, as simple gamer, observer, gaming veteran,    i just curious. 

While there could be many reasons, the most obvious and clear reason is explained in the post below...

The other part of the answer could be summed up by only777's signature which says, Sony wants to make money by selling art, Nin wants to make money by selling fun, and MS wants to make money...

Keep your business friends close, but keep your business enemies closer, because who knows what they could be up to? If XB is using the MS cloud...

HollyGamer said:

Because Sony can choose other company easly  like Amazon or google. So My point is still correct . Consumer is a king. You got the money you got the service.  

MS Money Plus Premium... PS Plus... Rumors of a potential PS Plus Premium like service next gen... PS + MS cloud...



HollyGamer said:

Because Sony can choose other company easly  like Amazon or google. So My point is still correct . Consumer is a king. You got the money you got the service.  

Yes and No..

Yes) Sony can choose another company easily.. But would it be a better deal than what they have with MS? probably not, would the services be suited for what Sony needs? probably not, would that Cloud be better than Azure? probably not.

No) It seems Sony went with MS based on a better deal and coverage than the others. Will wait and see why soon enough. MS doesn't need Sony, this is Sony needing a Cloud service that benefits there gaming division. MS would have continued on there merry way while Sony will struggle to compete against mega corps like Google, Apple and MS in this department.

So your point is not correct. This is a corporation deal between two giants. Lets just be grateful that two power house companies are working together to help improve our gaming industry.

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Azzanation said:
HollyGamer said:

Because Sony can choose other company easly  like Amazon or google. So My point is still correct . Consumer is a king. You got the money you got the service.  

Sony can choose another company easily.. But would it be a better deal than what they have with MS? probably not, would the services be suited for what Sony needs? probably not, would that Cloud be better than Azure? probably not.

It seems Sony went with MS based on a better deal and coverage than the other two, will wait and see why soon enough and if I was Sony I wouldn't want to compete against Azure either. MS doesn't need Sony, this is Sony needing a Cloud service that benefits there gaming division. MS would have continued on there merry way while Sony will struggle to compete against mega corps like Google, Apple and MS. So your point is not correct.

Sony wouldn't struggle, because they clearly have decided to outsource their cloud services. Perhaps they have been thinking about building up their Gaikai thing, but came to the conclusion that maybe partnering would be more efficient. This way it is also easier to pull out, if the whole game streaming thing doesn't pan out like intended.

If it wouldn't be MS, it would be someone else. It's not about needing someone, it's just business for both of them and partnering with MS I think is the best option for Sony because they have practically been doing the same thing for years and they know the gaming scene the best.