Jim Ryan, boss of Sony Interactive Entertainment, said the company is working on a cloud gaming experience that is “unique only on the PlayStation.”
As VGC reported (via a translated Nikkei interview), Ryan is waiting for the company to announce a broader cloud strategy, but still ” [Microsoft] About exchanging ideas, “said the two companies in 2019, working together to develop cloud technology using Microsoft’s Azure platform.
Ryan said he was waiting for Sony to properly explain his cloud ambitions, but the company is now allowing players to stream over 700 games through the PlayStation Now service. The PlayStation Now roster consists of various titles for PS4, PS3, and PS2, all of which can be downloaded and streamed to PS5 and PS4 consoles or Windows PCs.
Meanwhile, Microsoft recently incorporated xCloud Streaming into the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate to allow subscribers to stream titles supported on Android tablets and mobiles. The company also began supporting beta PC and iOS devices earlier this week.
When faced with the advent of cloud gaming that could disrupt the hardware cycle, Ryan suggested it was premature, but streaming until the current generation of hardware runs out. Suggested that it may not be itself.
“At the end of [current] The cloud can play a role in the cycle, “he said. “We just released the PS5, so at this point it’s time to learn how people are having fun and think about the future of the PlayStation.”