Between Google Stadia, Amazon Luna, the Xbox Cloud Gaming and others still, the cloud gaming is definitely back in our habits. However, Sony Interactive Entertainment is lagging behind on this subject, he who only offers streaming games from consoles or a PC via his PlayStation Now. The service will also just become compatible with 1080p this week.
But this does not mean that he has abandoned the cloud gaming. The response is being prepared in secret and the president of YOU evoked it in the columns of Nikkei (translation by VGC) the last days. The partnership with Microsoft to use its technologies Azure is more relevant than ever and The strategy cloud will be unveiled “when the time is right”. Jim Ryan promet a “unique and exclusive” experience on PlayStation, remains to be seen what it will bring compared to its competitors.
We still have conversations with [Microsoft] on the exchange of ideas. We always talk to them about exchanging ideas and there are some very interesting things, so when the time is right, we will announce our cloud strategy.
We could presumably use the cloud for our technical infrastructure, but the cloud gaming experience we deliver will be unique and exclusive on PlayStation.
Some already imagine that the next generation of consoles could do without the hardware to go only through the cloud. The historic builder is not quite of this opinion, but seems to indicate that cloud gaming could play a role at the end of the PS5 lifecycle, maybe not before 2025.
This question is difficult to answer at the moment, but history shows that sales peak in the third or fourth year. At the end of the cycle, the cloud can play a role. I am more optimistic about the future than a year ago. We just released the PS5, so at this point it’s time to learn how people appreciate it, and then we’ll take some time to think about the future of PlayStation.
While waiting to know what to prepare on the side of Sony Interactive Entertainment, you can subscribe to PS Now for € 9.99 per month, € 24.99 per quarter or € 59.99 per year.
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