Sony says the company is making significant investments in cloud technology and aims to roll it out across the PlayStation division before 2025. What sort of plans Sony has is still unclear but CEO Jim Ryan says that cloud gaming will only become part of the PlayStation business in the years ahead.
In a discussion during the ongoing FTC legal battle, Jim Ryan was forced to disclose Sony’s investments and plans in cloud gaming. Since Microsoft has already signed a handful of agreements for cloud gaming, Sony had to reveal how the company foresees the future of cloud gaming for PlayStation.
Jim Ryan claims that cloud gaming will be a huge deal for gamers in the years ahead. The CEO says that it will become a meaningful component of how gamers access games between 2025 and 2035.
While Ryan didn’t detail any of the plans, he did confirm that Sony is investing a lot of time and effort into developing cloud technology for the PlayStation brand.
“We’re making significant investments in cloud in anticipation of it becoming a very meaningful way in the way that gamers access game content.”
Sony has already announced that it was testing cloud streaming or PS5 games. The feature will launch for PlayStation Plus sometime in the future and allow gamers to stream their PlayStation Games Catalogue to certain platforms without having a PS5 console.
At the moment, Sony has already made cloud gaming a possibility through the Classics selection on PlayStation Plus. This allows gamers to stream PS3 titles to PS4 and PS5 through cloud technology. However, that doesn’t include PS4 and PS5 games and if anything, it is very restricted to certain regions.
By the look of things, Sony will definitely roll out its cloud gaming in the years ahead. So much so that the company might create a direct replica of the xCloud service Microsoft offers. However, it seems that Sony isn’t anywhere close to implementing this yet.