Sony and Microsoft, bitter rivals in the video game console wars, will team up in on-demand gaming to better compete with newcomers like Google as the industry’s main battlefield looks poised to shift to the cloud, Nikkei learned Thursday.
During a recent trip to the U.S., Sony President and CEO Kenichiro Yoshida signed a memorandum of understanding with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on a strategic tie-up. While details have yet to be hammered out, the partnership will center on artificial intelligence and the cloud, according to an announcement by Microsoft early Friday Japan time.
They must be quite worried about Google Stadia to actually work together to try and counter it. Enemy of my enemy and all that.
I hope various national competition agencies keep a close eye on this
This doesn’t appear to change anything w/r to Sony PS4 multiplayer PS4 only. So, they’re still rivals in other areas of online gaming, to the detriment of gamers.