PlayStation Staff Reportedly Blindsided by Sony-Microsoft Streaming Collaboration

Sony Allegedly Didn’t Involve Much PlayStation Staff In Its Collaboration Talks With Microsoft

Sony’s PlayStation division was reportedly surprised by Sony recently announcing that it will use Microsoft’s Azure data centers for Sony’s paid streaming services.


“Negotiations with Microsoft began last year and were handled directly by Sony’s senior management in Tokyo, largely without the involvement of the PlayStation unit, according to people familiar with the matter,” Bloomberg reported Monday. “Staff at the gaming division were caught off-guard by the news. Managers had to calm workers and assure them that plans for the company’s next-generation console weren’t affected, said the people, asking not to be identified discussing private matters.”

With Microsoft’s commitment to game streaming looking long-term, Sony is clearly trying to catch up with its chief gaming competitor with this recent agreement. Notably, a WIRED article that was published last month gave a few details about the capabilities of Sony’s next console but game streaming features weren’t mentioned.

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