Sony, Microsoft Strike a Strategic Partnership on Gaming, AI
The day hath finally arrived! In a press release that came almost out of left field—but is certain to be a home run with the gaming community—Sony and Microsoft announced that they’ve effectively buried the hatchet and will come together to collaborate on new cloud-based solutions for gaming.
In short: Console crossplay is finally happening.
Without a doubt, this announcement is in almost direct response to the introduction of Google Stadia back in March at the Game Developers Conference. There, Google debuted its forward thinking cloud based gaming console that served as the first real threat to the traditional video game market. Stadia, explained simply, is a game streaming service that uses a Google-designed controller to connect wirelessly to a display in order to let the user play video games.