Alliance against Google Stadia? Microsoft and Sony have teamed up to develop cloud technologies

While gamers debate which is better - PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, Microsoft and Sony are joining forces for the future of the industry.

What is known

The companies announced that they would cooperate todevelopment of cloud technologies, developing new solutions based on Microsoft Azure. In the future, Sony and Microsoft plan to use the developments in their own games and services. In addition, the Japanese company plans to introduce Azure technologies into existing services, perhaps we are talking about PlayStation Now.

It looks like Google Stadia has forced big gamingcompanies are taking a hard look at cloud technologies again. Sony has already launched its own service, while Microsoft is just preparing Project xCloud for release. It is possible that the “gaming giants” saw Stadia as a competitor who could change part of the audience, and decided to join forces to fight back.

“By working together, the companies strive to providebetter entertainment for its customers around the world. These efforts also include creating development platforms for the community and content creators,” the press release said.

The companies also plan to join forcesin the field of artificial intelligence, expanding functionality for consumers. Sony already wants to use Microsoft's AI platform and tools in its own products to improve how the technology interacts with users.