In a recent briefing, Sony continues to double down on the importance of streaming playing a key role for its next-generation plans. Part of Sony’s strategy involves expanding PS Now to reach five million subscribers, bringing their service to other devices (with or without a console), and providing gamer choice in regards to access. This will be accomplished by disc, download, or streaming. Another point of streaming emphasis by Sony is a seamless experience “anytime, anywhere, without disconnections”.
To achieve these goals, Sony mentioned their recent partnership with Microsoft in regards to AI solutions and Azure Cloud.
Using Partnership to Achieve Scale
Game & Network Services Segment
• We will leverage existing and new partnerships to
achieve growth and scale faster than ever before
• This follows the model successfully followed in
growing our PSN business
Source: Takashi Mochizuki