Many at Xbox, PlayStation teams “blindsided” by Microsoft and Sony’s secretive cloud deal

May 20, 2019
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Microsoft and Sony bosses stunned the video game industry last week by agreeing to a historic – if vague – deal to collaborate on cloud-based tech for future gaming platforms.

But plenty within each company were also surprised. Bloomberg reported today how many within Sony’s own PlayStation division were “blindsided” by the news.

Discussions between the two companies – which celebrated their union with an image of Sony boss Kenichiro Yoshida and Microsoft head honcho Satya Nadella shaking hands – were conducted at a level senior to the PlayStation division, the report continues.

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