It was a surprise when last week's news leaked were a vague agreement broken between Microsoft and Sony, which are usually the competitors in the game The area of console games is to develop "new cloud-based solutions for gaming experiences". If you think you were shocked, consider the PlayStation team.
Microsoft and Sony Announce Vague Cloud Games Partnership
Microsoft announced today that it is partnering with Sony, its main competitor in the games console space …
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According to this Bloomberg report on the partnership, in which "people familiar with the matter" are cited the early stages of the deal "Started last year and were handled directly by the Sony management in Tokyo largely without the involvement of the PlayStation unit. "
This means that the bulk of Sony's own console gaming team would have been in announcing collaboration this past week I heard it at the same time you or I did. Understandably, this has brought some people off the hook. The report claimed, "Managers had to reassure workers and assure them that their plans for the next generation of consoles were not compromised."
None of this is new As much as it concerns one of the programs involved, the PS5 or whatever this cloud gaming idea is, but it's still interesting to see how big and unwieldy a massive company like Sony can be when most of its own gaming division is not reported to the plans be aware that would directly affect his work.
Unless it was the point, not to inform them, so that the partnership remains secret during the negotiations.