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Sony, Microsoft team up on cloud-based gaming

IANS  |  San Francisco 

In a move to thwart upcoming competition from giants like and Apple, two arch gaming rivals Corporation and have joined hands to explore development of future in Azure to support their respective game and

In addition, the two will explore the use of current Azure for Sony's game and content-streaming services, they said in a joint statement late Thursday.

The partnership is significant at a time when has announced its new game streaming service and has announced -- the world's first game subscription service for mobile and desktop.

Not only this, the resurgence of with its popular Switch and the growing PC and mobile gaming market has left Microsoft and gaming consoles outdated.

According to Kenichiro Yoshida, President and of Sony, PlayStation itself came about through the integration of creativity and technology.

"Our mission is to seamlessly evolve this platform as one that continues to deliver the best and most immersive entertainment experiences, together with a cloud environment that ensures the best possible experience, anytime, anywhere," Yoshida said in a statement.

"I believe that our joint development of future will contribute greatly to the advancement of interactive content," he added.

and Microsoft would also explore collaboration in the areas of and (AI).

In terms of AI, the will explore incorporation of Microsoft's advanced AI platform and tools in Sony consumer products, to provide highly intuitive and user-friendly AI experiences.

"Sony has always been a in both entertainment and technology, and the collaboration we announced today builds on this history of innovation," said Satya Nadella, Microsoft

"Our partnership brings the power of Azure and Azure AI to Sony to deliver new gaming and entertainment experiences for customers," he added.



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First Published: Fri, May 17 2019. 10:32 IST