In American studies, you’re often taught that the cold war was the longest ongoing war although no real physical altercation happened. But what if I told you that there’s a war that’s been going on almost longer than the Cold War? The console war! It started with the NES/Genesis era and has been ongoing ever since.
The war reached a fever pitch in the Xbox 360/PS3 days. 360 party chats at 3 am contained some of the fiercest forms of verbal combat. Now there’s a chance for real change. Sony and Microsoft are making strides to stop all this destruction in the community. Reports came out that the two gaming juggernauts plan on joining forces for game streaming and cloud services.
“Will explore joint development of future cloud solutions in Microsoft Azure to support their respective game and content-streaming services. By working together, the companies aim to deliver more enhanced entertainment experiences for their worldwide customers.”
Their partnership also means enhancements in the Ai field. Microsoft’s CEO is on record saying;
“Sony has always been a leader in both entertainment and technology, and the collaboration we announced today builds on this history of innovation. Our partnership brings the power of Azure and Azure AI to Sony to deliver new gaming and entertainment experiences for customers.”
I’m sure this isn’t something we’ll see come into fruition until the next generation, but it’s a start. At least they’re at the table talking, right?
— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) May 16, 2019