Microsoft and Sony have just announced a new partnership. The agreement includes technology sharing and will allow Sony access to Microsoft’s Azure Cloud infrastructure.
“……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. “
Even though the part of the deal covers enterprise side on Sony’s business supporting gaming and entertainment will be a big part of the deal.
This partnership might suggest that both Sony and Microsoft are joining parties to tackle Google Stadia. Google has announced their new streaming service in March and is planning to release it later on this year.
Not much is known about details of this partnership but we sure will keep you updated on any developments in the future.