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05-21-2019 02:24 AM
ILoveHighDPI 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.
05-20-2019 05:01 PM
skupples
Quote: Originally Posted by ILoveHighDPI View Post
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.
05-20-2019 06:17 AM
UltraMega
Quote: Originally Posted by ILoveHighDPI View Post
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”.
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.
05-20-2019 12:13 AM
ILoveHighDPI
Quote: Originally Posted by UltraMega View Post
Angry Birds doesn't count.



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”.
05-19-2019 09:28 PM
UltraMega
Quote: Originally Posted by ILoveHighDPI View Post
I love how no-one is willing to mention Apple as part of the gaming market.
It’s amazing how Apple could be so ignorant that even with billions of iOS devices in the world there is still room for Nintendo to be highly successful launching a dedicated gaming tablet.
Angry Birds doesn't count.

Quote: Originally Posted by ILoveHighDPI View Post
Sony gave up and admitted they can’t do online infrastructure.
It’s amazing how cultural trends affect global business. The Americans are masters of digital networking, controlling the flow of online data is like a 21st century version of the Oil industry.

“If you can’t beat-em, join-em.”
From now on as soon as people start streaming Playstation content they’ll be on a Microsoft platform. Microsoft turned Sony from a competitor into a customer, I’m sure the shareholders are very pleased.
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.
05-19-2019 09:07 PM
ILoveHighDPI I love how no-one is willing to mention Apple as part of the gaming market.
It’s amazing how Apple could be so ignorant that even with billions of iOS devices in the world there is still room for Nintendo to be highly successful launching a dedicated gaming tablet.
05-19-2019 05:43 PM
skupples better start getting those azure certs if you haven't yet boyz

as to the topic -

streaming content is here to stay/come. Anyone with a shield has likely tinkered with it on and off for the last two years as NV's given us free titles to derp around in.

It'll be a side-feature for now, and eventually become its own low end SKU in the form of game subs, and a possible "thin client" device on your end if you want the best possible streamed-in experience. It'll be the best bet for a large majority of gamers once you can't tell the difference between the two latency wise, or even before then if you look @ Netflix & its sub-par image quality

i feel like stories like this literally trigger epeen shrinky sensations in some folks pants. it's interesting.

Quote: Originally Posted by diggiddi View Post
Trying to counteract Google Stadia, I see
unlikely since all three have their hand in the streaming games cookie jar. More likely MS gave them a better deal, not to mention better customer support. ALSO less possibility of waking up to no back end for your play station to rely on. Google also has zero game experience... Hey maybe in a few years it'll be the M$ony PlayBox3 Vs. Google-Game.
05-19-2019 01:08 PM
ToTheSun!
Quote: Originally Posted by JackCY View Post
Just slam them both with anti monopoly.
Hard to make anti-monopoly laws stick when there's one or more competitors.
05-18-2019 03:43 PM
JackCY Just slam them both with anti monopoly.
05-18-2019 03:02 PM
ILoveHighDPI Sony gave up and admitted they can’t do online infrastructure.
It’s amazing how cultural trends affect global business. The Americans are masters of digital networking, controlling the flow of online data is like a 21st century version of the Oil industry.

“If you can’t beat-em, join-em.”
From now on as soon as people start streaming Playstation content they’ll be on a Microsoft platform. Microsoft turned Sony from a competitor into a customer, I’m sure the shareholders are very pleased.
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