Nintendo To Offer Streaming Service Powered By Microsoft Azure – Rumor
Last week, it’s been confirmed that Sony and Microsoft are working together to improve game streaming technology, but it seems like Nintendo is looking to work with Microsoft to launch their own streaming service.
Analyst David Gibson recently revealed that Nintendo is currently looking to work with Microsoft to offer its own streaming service in limited regions. This service is apparently going to be powered by Microsoft Azure.
But also Nintendo itself is looking also to work with MSFT (Azure) to offer its own streaming service in limited regions (JP, US etc).
— David Gibson (@gibbogame) May 17, 2019
As already mentioned, Nintendo isn’t the only company looking to work with Microsoft to improve streaming services, as Sony and Microsoft have announced that they are working together to develop future cloud solutions. In a statement, Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida said that this collaboration may lead to the creation of new value for society.
“PlayStation® itself came about through the integration of creativity and technology. Our mission is to seamlessly evolve this platform as one that continues to deliver the best and most immersive entertainment experiences, together with a cloud environment that ensures the best possible experience, anytime, anywhere. For many years, Microsoft has been a key business partner for us, though of course the two companies have also been competing in some areas. I believe that our joint development of future cloud solutions will contribute greatly to the advancement of interactive content. Additionally, I hope that in the areas of semiconductors and AI, leveraging each company’s cutting-edge technology in a mutually complementary way will lead to the creation of new value for society.”
As Nintendo has yet to make an announcement on the matter, we have to take everything with a grain of salt until anything official comes in.