Recently Sony and Microsoft have teamed up to make Japanese people use cloud technology Americans. An agreement that was made to use Azure cloud tools and part of its infrastructure. Not only for PlayStation but also for other divisions of the Japanese company.
However, in an offbeat gesture, Jim Ryan cast doubts on the statements of Kenichiro Yoshida (not to be confused with Shuhei Yoshida), the CEO of Sony.
Jim Ryan on Using Microsoft Services
Everyone expected the Japanese to use the Azure framework and tools for PlayStation servers and Redmond data tools for AI enhancements and other add-ons. But like I said, Ryan has released statements that add ambiguity to his strategy. And he does so at a time when no one is questioning the usefulness of this association.
here are the statements collected in an interview with Japanese media Nikkei:
We always talk to them about brainstorming, and there are some really cool things, so when the time comes, we’ll announce our cloud strategy. We could use the cloud for our technical infrastructure, but the cloud gaming experience we deliver will be unique and only on PlayStation.
Asked about whether the cloud could enter the natural cycle of console launch
History shows that sales peak in the third or fourth year. At the end of the cycle, the cloud can play a role.
No one to this day expects or expects Sony to release cross-platform games, so this nuance of “PlayStation Only Experiences” is a bit out of place. These statements may be just a placebo to satisfy a fan base that increasingly questions their leadership and commitment to the brand.