Sony and Microsoft form an alliance to face competition from cloud gaming

Sony and Microsoft team up

As video games are changing their faces, the largest companies in the industry are racing to develop technologies that will enable them to deliver the best gaming experiences to players for years to come.

With this in mind, Microsoft and Sony, two of the greats in video game consoles Most important in the world, they announced yesterday (Thursday, May 16) a collaboration between the two companies to bring more innovations to improve the customer experience on its various entertainment platforms.

In other words, the partnership will allow both companies and especially Sony, fully explore the power of Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Azure AI to offer new entertainment and gaming experiences to your customers.

Since the beginning of this decade, the trend of cloud computing has gained many sectors in the world of computing and that of video games has not escaped until now.

Today it seems more and more that the future of video games will reside in the cloud and in a few years, we will talk more than "games in the cloud".

The concept of game in the cloud is to deport the calculations on remote servers and leave in the hands of the player a relatively passive terminal that requires the presence of a broadband Internet connection.

Orders that are sent via the controller (keyboard, mouse, gamepad, etc.) are sent to the servers the games are running on.

The big video game companies around the world, such as Google, they are already planning for the future.

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At the last GDC (Game Developers Conference) this year, Google presented Stadia, its vision of the future of video games.

Stadia is a cloud streaming service that gives you instant access to AAA video games on all types of devices, including PCs, Chromebooks, smartphones, tablets, and televisions. Stadia is compatible with most keyboards and standard input devices, but Google has added a personal touch.

In addition to the fact that you can play on any device, Google, to enhance your gaming experience, has provided a joystick (controller or joystick) that will connect you to their game servers via Wi-fi to identify the game.

Did Google's competitors feel the threat came?

It would seem that it is. For this, Sony and Microsoft decided this Thursday to join forces to fight back. The two companies, once rivals in the console market, have now chosen to team up to better compete with newcomers such as search mogul Google.

The agreement between the two companies follows a meeting held yesterday between Kenichiro Yoshida and Satya Nadella, respectively, the CEOs of Sony and Microsoft.

In an announcement on its official website, Microsoft explained that under the MoU signed by the parties, the two companies will explore the joint development of future cloud solutions. on Microsoft Azure to support your gaming and gaming services.

In addition, both companies will explore the use of current solutions based on the Microsoft Azure Data Center for Sony's streaming and streaming services. By working together, Microsoft has written, the companies seek to deliver more enhanced entertainment experiences to their customers around the world.

However As Microsoft also explained in its official announcement, the MoU goes beyond the domain of cloud gaming.

Well he said The two companies, Sony and Microsoft, will also explore opportunities for collaboration in semiconductors and AI.

At this point, Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida said that he hopes that in the areas of semiconductors and AI, the partnership will leverage each company's advanced technology in a mutually complementary way. Which will then lead to the creation of a new value for society.

In the field of semiconductors, Microsoft has indicated that by integrating Sony's advanced image sensors in a hybrid way with Microsoft Azure AI technology and hybrid technologies using semiconductors and Sony technology.

Both companies are looking to bring improved features to businesses.

Regarding artificial intelligence, the parties will explore the integration of Microsoft's advanced artificial intelligence platform and other tools in Sony consumer products, to deliver highly intuitive and user-friendly artificial intelligence experiences.

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