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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-20-2019, 12:13 AM
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Sony isn't in the business of doing online infrastructure at all. There are not many options when it comes to server hosting on this scale, and there is just no way to even entertain the idea that Sony could host streaming themselves. Microsoft is a good choice seeing that server hosting is pretty much what they do. Sony didn't give up on anything, doing their own infrastructure was never even within the realm of possibilities.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaikai
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/PlayStation_Now

Sony has been streaming PS4 games online for five years already, this case is the definition of “giving up”.
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Sony has been streaming PS4 games online for five years already, this case is the definition of “giving up”.
Hmm didn't know that existed.

But to do it on the scale Sony MS and google are planning on would take a lot more than what Sony is capable of. Eventually they were going to need to work with another company to build a bigger network.

Also… I think playstation now started more as a work-around for backwards compatibility and they scaled it down a lot as they moved more focus into just re-releasing older games on newer consoles.

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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaikai
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/PlayStation_Now

Sony has been streaming PS4 games online for five years already, this case is the definition of “giving up”.
A.) did they ever stream in brand new content with that, or just re-release old games? Vita aside. that was a mess.

and the general opinion is they had no clue what to do with the acquisition that brought the tech in house.

Sony was never gonna do it on their own, it was just a matter of who to team up with.

aside from the console competition, it makes perfect sense. Google n amazon may have a huge presence, but they have zero gaming experience outside of tablet "games" which appear to be mostly designed by slot machine devs.

moan all you'd like. The fact stands, streaming in new releases will be available on all consoles going forward, Sony's existing structure would NEVER be able to support that.

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Sony didn’t end up streaming new games because they had a hardware business to protect, but in 2012 when Sony acquired Gaikai no-one knew if that would be the case.
There is little doubt they would have pushed everything to streaming if the console market had dramatically shrunk as many were predicting back before the start of this console generation.
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