Just when it was thought that the arrival of streaming services would call into question brands like PlayStation and Xbox, the reality is that they are more than ready to start a new stage for the industry, a sign of them is the recent alliance between Sony and Microsoft that will allow the Japanese company to support its services offered in Azure. Recently, Sony recognized that the new era has arrived and assured that they will be ready for when streaming services begin their growth.
During the recent financial report of Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE), Jim Ryan, head of PlayStation, spoke about the arrival of streaming services and what is a new era in the video game industry. In that sense, the executive said that he cannot think about this new stage in the future because it is already here: “we believe the streaming era is upon us and is about to begin a period of rapid growth.”
Subsequently, Ryan said that SIE and PlayStation are ready for when this happens because, contrary to what is thought, the experience they have accumulated with PlayStation Now will allow them to assimilate and adapt their proposals to the new needs of developers and players.
Likewise, the manager considered that SIE has a strong team composed of high quality studios that will know how to offer experiences for all types of users: “While others are in startup mode or in catchup mode, SIE has been steadily investing, organically and through acquisition, for over 20 years, and now has a network of over 13 powerhouse studios in all regions serving gamers across the globe.”
As we touch on streaming services, we remind you that yesterday SIE presented a report with the current status of PlayStation and revealed its plans around the PS Now service.