Sony & Microsoft get into a cloud gaming bed together

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The two tech giants signed a memorandum of understanding that established both companies will explore “joint development of future cloud solutions in Microsoft Azure to support their respective game and content-streaming services.”

OK, so this sounds a lot more impressive than it is. Unlike the Nintendo and Microsoft partnership where the two companies are actively developing new games and incorporating services like Xbox Live on the Switch, today’s memo is more of a nice PR exercise for them both.

Microsoft’s Project xCloud is being actively demoed and likely to take centre stage at E3 next month meanwhile Sony are absent for the first time and actively promoting the fact they’re sticking with physical hardware next-gen so aligning the company with a streaming leader makes perfect sense.

TL;DR. Good fluff, little output.

Source: Sony, Microsoft Partnering to Improve Cloud Gaming, Streaming Platforms – IGN