In a new interview with Fortune, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella discusses their recent cloud partnership with Sony.
“First of all, It’s all driven by Sony. They looked at who are all their partners that they can trust,” Nadella says. “In fact, it turns out, even though we’ve competed, we’ve also partnered.” Nadella also mentions that Sony’s businesses in cameras and silicon chips could benefit from cloud computing technology. “Basically and fundamentally the fact that we have a business model in the areas that they’re partnering with us, where we’re dependent on their success,” Nadella continues. “So we will do the best job for them, whether it’s in cloud or in A.I. or what have you, in order to make sure that Sony can succeed with their own IP creation.”
Back in May, Microsoft and Sony announced a partnership where they’ll collaborate on cloud and A.I. technology. Additionally, their partnership includes looking into ways of having Microsoft’s Azure cloud services work on Sony’s streaming services.
With Google’s announcement of Stadia, its new game streaming platform, and Microsoft’s Project xCloud, cloud gaming and technology have become a larger topic of conversation than ever before. This is more evident when it was announced that Google has received over 4,000 applications from companies that want to utilize Stadia. Other companies such as Nintendo have experimented with game streaming in Japan with titles such as Resident Evil 7: Biohazard and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. Additionally, PlayStation has had its PlayStation Now streaming service that continues adding new games to its lineup.
As more news comes from Sony and Microsoft’s cloud partnership, we’ll be sure to let you know.
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