Sony and Microsoft | Cloud partnership was “totally motivated by Sony”, says Microsoft CEO
The CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella, spoke about the company’s cloud gaming partnership with Sony in an interview with Fortune, claiming that the deal was “fully motivated” by Sony.
The partnership, which was announced in May, is expected to result in Sony using Microsoft Azure data centers for cloud games and content streaming services. As part of the agreement, Sony and Microsoft will also explore collaboration in the areas of semiconductors and AI.
Speaking to Fortune, Nadella said Sony decided to partner with Microsoft because it could “trust” the Xbox maker’s cloud business model, which he said is dependent on its own success.
Nadella said Sony decided to partner with Microsoft because it could “trust” the manufacturer’s cloud business model, which he said is dependent on its own success. “It is a start for us,” he said. “First, everything is driven by Sony. They looked at who all of their partners are that they can trust. In fact, even though we competed, we also partnered ”.
Nadella continues: “Then we will do the best job for them, whether in the cloud or in AI or what you have, to ensure that Sony can succeed with its own IP creation.”
Microsoft is preparing to launch the xCloud game streaming service in October, allowing it to offer “console-quality games” for Android mobile devices and potentially bring its products to rival console platforms as well.