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Microsoft and Sony’s surprise game streaming alliance is a shocker, and it raises an uncomfortable truth about the cloud wars (MSFT, SNE)

Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

  • On Thursday, Microsoft and Sony made a joint announcement that they would “explore joint development of future cloud solutions in Microsoft Azure to support their respective game and content-streaming services.”
  • This partnership came as a big shock: They’ve been fierce rivals since the first Microsoft Xbox challenged the Sony PlayStation 2 in 2001.
  • However, it makes a lot of sense: The next big thing in gaming is cloud streaming, and it’s difficult and expensive to build a cloud platform that can hang with those from Microsoft and Google — both of whom have their own cloud gaming services read more >>>

    Source:: BusinessInsider.Com