Microsoft-Sony anti Google Stadia

Sony Corporation (Sony) and Microsoft Corp. (Microsoft) announced on Thursday that the two companies will partner on new innovations to enhance customer experiences in their direct-to-consumer entertainment platforms and AI solutions.

Under the memorandum of understanding signed by the parties, the two companies will explore joint development of future cloud solutions in Microsoft Azure to support their respective game and content-streaming services. In addition, the two companies will explore the use of current Microsoft Azure datacenter-based solutions for Sony’s game and content-streaming services. By working together, the companies aim to deliver more enhanced entertainment experiences for their worldwide customers. These efforts will also include building better development platforms for the content creator community.

As part of the memorandum of understanding, Sony and Microsoft will also explore collaboration in the areas of semiconductors and AI. For semiconductors, this includes potential joint development of new intelligent image sensor solutions. By integrating Sony’s cutting-edge image sensors with Microsoft’s Azure AI technology in a hybrid manner across cloud and edge, as well as solutions that leverage Sony’s semiconductors and Microsoft cloud technology, the companies aim to provide enhanced capabilities for enterprise customers. In terms of AI, the parties will explore incorporation of Microsoft’s advanced AI platform and tools in Sony consumer products, to provide highly intuitive and user-friendly AI experiences.

L’annuncio di Microsoft di ieri ha, seppur sulle prime spiazzato un po’ tutti gli addetti al settore, soprattutto quello gaming, certamente un senso compiuto.

Soprattutto alla luce dell’arrivo di Google Stadia.

Personalmente sono particolarmente felice di questo primo passo di una collaborazione futura, soprattutto se provo a pensare a una piena interoperabilità tra i due sistemi di gioco, miraggio a cui tanti gamer cercano di abbeverarsi da lungo tempo.

Una bella partita a scacchi iniziata da Google di cui vedremo gli sviluppi da qui a 5 anni.