That's right you read it right, Sony and Microsoft have reached an agreement to form what they call a "strategic partnership" where they will work together to develop their cloud based streaming services for gaming. Two giants of the gaming industry that have competed for years will be pooling their talent and resources together to develop their cloud solutions in Microsoft Azure for their gaming and content-streaming services.
In doing so it seems to be the best for us their customers and fans, we'll be getting the best of both worlds here with both companies working toward a single goal, together. Microsoft also announced that the memorandum of understanding includes looking into both companies collaborating within the areas of semiconductors and AI, they went on to say the following about the two further areas of strategic partnership:
For semiconductors, this includes potential joint development of new intelligent image sensor solutions. 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.
What do you think of this partnership and how do you think it will change the way we game and work in the near future?