Sony is engaged on a brand new PlayStation cloud gaming expertise


Sony is working by itself cloud gaming expertise, and it is leaning on its now two-year-old partnership with Microsoft to assist make it occur.

Talking with Japanese outlet Nikkei (translated by VGC), Sony CEO Jim Ryan defined that, “We’re nonetheless speaking to [Microsoft] about exchanging concepts, and there is some very attention-grabbing stuff, so when the time is correct, we’ll announce our cloud technique. We may conceivably use the cloud for our technical infrastructure, however the cloud gaming expertise we’re providing shall be distinctive and solely on PlayStation.”

PlayStation has dabbled with cloud gaming and different streaming companies prior to now, however it’s but to spend money on the expertise as closely as Microsoft, which lately expanded its Xbox Cloud Gaming service with the primary PC and iOS beta. PlayStation Vue was shuttered in 2020, however PlayStation Now remains to be kicking, and it simply added some new video games together with Borderlands 3 and Marvel’s Avengers. Sony clearly has ambitions for the cloud, even when they will not be realized till 2022 or past.

However whereas Sony is eyeing the cloud, it is not able to decide to a cloud-driven ecosystem in lieu of conventional console cycles. “On the finish of the cycle, the cloud might play some position,” Ryan stated. “I am extra optimistic concerning the future than I used to be a yr in the past.”

“We have now simply launched PS5, so at this level it’s time to find out how individuals are having fun with it, after which we’ll take the time to consider the way forward for PlayStation,” he added.

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