Sony says its new Cloud Gaming strategy will be 'unique and only on PlayStation'

Last updated on May 19, 2021

Posted on Apr 22, 2021

The CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, Jim Ryan, has said that the company is working on and developing a new cloud gaming strategy that will be "unique and only on PlayStation."

Initially reported by VGC, the company states that they have big ambitions for the cloud. In fact, back in 2019, Sony announced a "strategic partnership" with Microsoft to develop cloud technology utilizing Azure.

With a partnership like this, the "unique" cloud gaming strategy that Sony is working on will likely utilize similar tech to what is running Xbox Cloud Gaming.

According to VGC, "PlayStation boss Ryan said Sony was not yet ready to reveal its cloud strategy for PS5, but suggested it was devising a unique offering."

"We're still having conversations with [Microsoft] about exchanging ideas," Jim Ryan said. "We're still talking to them about exchanging ideas, and there's some very interesting stuff, so when the time is right, we'll announce our cloud strategy.

Currently, Sony offers the cloud gaming platform, PlayStation Now, which allows gamers on PC, PS4, and PS5 to play over 700 games, either via streaming or by downloading directly to their hardware.

It will be interesting to see what Sony's new vision is for Cloud Gaming. Interesting though is that it appears to be focused only on Sony's console hardware. Unsure if it will be available on PlayStation 4 or just the newer PlayStation 5, but I am sure we will hear more about it in the future!

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