“PlayStation Team did not know Sony and Microsoft are working Together.” Employees of the PlayStation department were surprised by the announcement by Microsoft and Sony that they would collaborate in the field of servers and streaming services.
According to the reports based on insiders.
Top executives from Sony and Microsoft signed the letter of intent without informing PlayStation employees, sources say.
Executives had to calm employees down after the news came out.
They are also reassured with the message that arrangements for the next PlayStation console remain unchanged.
Last week it was announced that Sony and Microsoft are working together on cloud applications for games and artificial intelligence.
For example, the companies are examining how Microsoft’s cloud platform Azure can be used for (game) streaming services from Sony.
A Sony spokesperson said the talks with Microsoft began last year.
More details about this were not disclosed.
According to reports, Sony also had talks with Amazon about collaboration around cloud gaming.
A source states that the companies did not reach agreements on this.
Amazon Web Services is used for PlayStation Network, with which players can play online.
PlayStation Now and xCloud
Sony has had a streaming service called PlayStation Now for years.
Older games can be played on it without first having to download or install it.
The service would never have been the hoped-for success and subscribers would have regularly complained about connection problems.
Microsoft is also working on its stream service: xCloud.
That way, people should be able to play Xbox games on different devices.