Rivals in gaming, Microsoft and Sony team up on cloud services
By Editor - Thu May 16, 1:28 pm
For the last two decades, Sony and Microsoft’s gaming divisions have been locked in all-out war against one another: on price, on hardware, on franchises, on exclusives… you name it. But it seems they’ve set their enmity aside temporarily that they might better prevent that filthy casual, Google, from joining the fray. The official team-up, documented in a memorandum of understanding, was announced today , though details are few. But this is clear enough: The two companies will explore joint development of future cloud solutions in Microsoft Azure to support their respective game and content-streaming services. In addition, the two companies will explore the use of current Microsoft Azure datacenter-based solutions for Sony’s game and content-streaming services. Of course there is no doubt that Sony could have gone with a number of other cloud services for its gaming on demand services.
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