Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida (left) and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella 


Sony and Microsoft on Thursday mentioned they are exploring a strategic partnership to increase cloud-based answers for his or her respective recreation and content material streaming services and products.

The announcement does not in particular point out Microsoft’s Xbox or Sony’s PlayStation consoles, however it seems that the partnership will focus on entertainment platforms together with gaming. As a part of the settlement, the corporations will collectively increase cloud answers in Microsoft Azure, in step with a free up. Sony may additionally use Microsoft Azure for its recreation and content material streaming services and products. The efforts will even come with development higher equipment for content material creators.

“Sony has all the time been a pace-setter in each leisure and era, and the collaboration we introduced nowadays builds in this historical past of innovation,” mentioned Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, in a free up. “Our partnership brings the ability of Azure and Azure AI to Sony to ship new gaming and leisure studies for patrons.”

Additionally, the corporations will discover running in combination within the spaces of semiconductors and synthetic intelligence.

Each Sony and Microsoft printed new main points on new gaming consoles in April, that are anticipated to be launched subsequent yr. Sony mentioned its next-gen console — most probably known as the PlayStation 5 — can be AMD-based, improve high-end graphics options like ray tracing and 8K output, and turn to high-speed SSD garage. Microsoft adopted with the announcement of the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition, a late-in-life addition to the Xbox One line that finally ditches the optical drive.


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