PlayStation's Own Staff Did Not Know About Sony's New Microsoft Deal

PlayStation Team Reportedly Caught Off Guard By Sony And Microsoft's Cloud Gaming Deal

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Mochizuki Tweeted out the video, saying this was "Sony's official video comparing performance of PS4 Pro vs next-gen PlayStation". Remote Play is an existing feature that permits users to play their games away from their PS4 via a PC, Mac or Sony Xperia smartphone, while still using a PlayStation controller and everything else they have stored on the console.

In addition, he described the nature of the next PlayStation to be "anytime, anywhere, without interruption".

Even though it's on the way out, Sony did have plenty to say about the PS4. The limitations of PS Now has forced Sony to seek a collaborative effort, and they've obviously concluded that Microsoft's Azure technology is the better bet. (Microsoft) to collaborate on the development of cloud solutions, including game streaming services.

Microsoft said today that it will partner with Sony, its chief rival in the gameing console space, on "new cloud-based solutions for gaming experiences". Streaming is also set to play a much bigger role in the PS5 ecosystem, with Blu-ray discs, game downloads, and streaming all listed in the "mainstream business model" of a presentation slide. "Our partnership brings the power of Azure and Azure AI to Sony to deliver new gaming and entertainment experiences for customers". That said, Ryan also added that he expects the PS4 to continue to be "the engine of Sony's profitability" for "three years or so" as that transition takes place.

Outstanding roster of exclusive AAA games still to come (The Last of Us Part II, Death Stranding, Ghost of Tsushima).

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Analysts believe Sony is feeling threatened by new players in the streaming market, such as Google with its recently announced Stadia device.

Despite Sony spending several years investing in its own proprietary cloud services, the company ultimately chose a third party vendor to help power its streaming and, to some extent, cloud gaming future.

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