Jakarta – Microsoft and Sony are competing in the gaming console market. Microsoft with the Xbox One, while Sony with the PlayStation. But both are now collaborating on the issues of streaming gaming services.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida announced their cooperation. Both plan to work with streaming games and artificial intelligence (AI) or artificial intelligence, which will be used later on the PlayStation 5 (PS5).
Quoted from Technology RadarOn Friday (05/17/2019), this collaboration involved the Microsoft Azure cloud technology, which currently supports a large number of Web applications and streaming services.
"Under a memorandum signed by both parties, Microsoft and Sony will explore the development of cloud solutions in Microsoft Azure to support major content streaming games and services," Microsoft said.
"In addition, the two companies will explore the use of Microsoft Azure-based data center solutions for Sony gaming and content streaming services," the statement continued.
Several PS5 leaks have been circulating so far. This new console is not only an update of the PlayStation 4, but has a really new hardware.
The PS5 will use an eight-core processor based on the third generation AMD Ryzen, built using the Zen 2 architecture of 7nm.
For the GPU, the PlayStation 5 will use a custom GPU based on AMD Radeon Navi. Using this GPU allows the PlayStation 5 to contain lightning tracking graphics and is the first gaming console to support this feature.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida. Photo: TechRadar
One of the key changes in the spec business is the PlayStation 5 using a solid state drive (SSD) to replace the hard drive. Using an SSD, Sony promises faster loading time and gameplay.
As the specs are getting fiercer, the PS5 supports graphics up to 8K. But of course this depends on the capabilities of the TV used. In addition, Sony also wants to optimize the audio experience by configuring the PlayStation 5 to support 3D audio.
Well, with those specs, it's clear that AI support and Microsoft Azzure technology will make the gaming experience on the PS5 console more ideal. (rns / fyk)