It was a big surprise for Xbox and PlayStation fans. Bloomberg reports that the deal even shocked Sony`s own playstation team, which was apparently not alerted to the discussions. Discussions between companies have been going on since last year, and Sony has begun to show that it is open to cooperation with Microsoft and others. Sony has now turned to Microsoft, rather than competitors like Google or Amazon. The agreement between Sony and Microsoft could have been simple to host Sony`s services on Azure, Microsoft`s cloud platform, but the agreement seems even deeper. „The two companies will explore the joint development of future cloud solutions with Microsoft Azure to support their respective gaming and content streaming services,“ a Microsoft statement said. The cloud partnership between Microsoft and Sony also raises some questions about other competitors in game streaming. EA employs 1,000 people working on Project Atlas, a cloud streaming development platform. Like Google Stadia, the native EA cloud project is just as ambitious in its attempts to redefine the future of the new game. Nvidia also has its own streaming service GeForce Now, and Valve is transforming Steam Link into a personal cloud service that broadcasts games everywhere. In half a dozen years, until the next consoles are out there — the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X will continue to iterate what the surprising and necessary games look like and can be. Technically, each offers much more than its predecessors: both have much faster processors that significantly reduce game loading times and allow for significantly improved graphics features.
(The Verge has great reviews of each console that immerse themselves more deeply in these aspects.) Both have more stable Solid State discs, less sensitive to hot and overloaded discs, which should result in more durable hardware. And both offer more memory to allow you to download more games with Abandon. Most people who play video games recognize this and work as such and enjoy what they enjoy playing. There are Pokémon fans (it`s me), Call of Duty fans, Halo fans and countless others. Most of these people don`t insist that their favorite games are the best games and that all the other games are horrible, in tears: „How dare they push their favorite games out of the sales light!“ But the minority that feels like that – anyone who plays such a game and game, or who owns such a console, is an existential threat to its own platform of choice – is very, very noisy. Google`s approach requires developers to create games for a Linux-based system and hardware. This is a bigger issue, but one that developers might be willing to deal with google`s investments and YouTube levers to get games in front of people. For example, Microsoft`s Game Pass subscription service launched in 2017 allows access to Xbox titles on both Xbox consoles and pc. Game Pass follows a similar model to Netflix, with users paying a monthly fee to access a content library. Tom is the editor-in-chief of Eurogamer.
He writes a lot of short stories, some of the puns and all the articles stealth Destiny. Microsoft`s Xbox SerieS X and Sony`s Playstation 5 both made their way into stores this week – the latest chapter in a recent face-off between Microsoft and Sony. On the one hand, this could help diversify the market and provide greater diversity for consumers. On the other hand, the discrepancy between Sony and Microsoft could help players spend more than ever.