Sony and Microsoft Partnership Clarified by PlayStation CEO

Sony and Microsoft Are Teaming Up For "Strategic Partnership"

News of companies Microsoft and Sony coming together for a game-streaming collaboration is still bouncing in the minds of fans. with many surprised the two competitors would ever team-up on anything so substantial. People were surely a surprised by such a huge announcement, including the likes of Sony’s PlayStation division, who were reportedly as blindsided as the rest of us. However, it appears there may be a reason as to why that is: the Sony Microsoft deal isn’t completely official yet.

Speaking at Sony’s recent Investor Relations Day event, Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan clarified a bit about the company’s monumental relationship with Microsoft. “As of now, there’s no partnership between Sony and Microsoft,” Ryan revealed. The collaboration was cited by the SIE head as merely a “broad MoU,” or a memorandum of understanding; an agreement he described as “commits the two parties to explore talks in certain areas, of which game streaming is only one.”

While the big Microsoft Sony team-up isn’t as official as once thought, Jim Ryan’s clarification is by no means an indicator of the negotiations falling through. Announcing such a big partnership ahead of time would almost surely tell the opposite story, it signaling the former rivals were largely confident in the deal coming to a close. Though, one has to wonder what else Sony and Microsoft could have cooking, especially as it was suggested more than just game streaming is being discussed in these “exploratory talks.”

What do you think? Are you curious about what Sony and Microsoft could accomplish with game streaming, or are you interested in what else the two companies could have planned? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more headlines recently featured on DFTG, check out these next few news stories:

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Phone-browsing Wikipedia in one hand and clutching his trusty controller in the other, the legendary Eric Hall spreads his wealth of knowledge as a writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. Be sure to catch his weekly "Throwback Thursday" segment for a nostalgic look at trivia from the past.

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