Uncovering the Influence of Microsoft on the Success of a PS5 PC Exclusive: Is it Beneficial or Detrimental?

While speculation is rife about the future of Microsoft and its role as a console manufacturer, a new game is coming soon to Sony's machine, the PlayStation 5, and includes a feature revolving around the firm chaired by Satya Nadella. Redmond in reverse?

What future for Microsoft?

The news had the effect of a bomb: last week, several insiders, generally very well informed, reported a change in strategy at Microsoft. While the Redmond firm has been fighting for a year to validate the purchase of Activision Blizzard, people like Tom Warren and Jez Corden have thus announced that Microsoft would soon be offering its exclusive games, such as Hi-Fi Rush, Starfield, Sea of ​​Thieves or the next Indiana Jones, on competitive machines! And inevitably, it didn't take long for the entire web to catch fire, to the point of imagining a scenario like SEGA in the early 2000s. Microsoft leaving the world of consoles?

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Reality or fabrication? We will know more in a few days since Phil Spencer, the Xbox man par excellence within Microsoft, declared that an event would soon take place to clarify the situation. In fact, the reality would be a little more complex because it seems that Microsoft will not leave the world of console manufacturers. On the other hand, the brand's multiplatform philosophy could well turn towards the competition, but perhaps in the simple form of the cloud. In short, can't wait for official information from Microsoft!

A Sony PS5 game under the aegis of Microsoft?

In parallel with this story, the month of February is marked, for Sony, by the arrival of Helldivers 2, a third-person shooter (TPS) which promises to be a great success on PS5 and Steam. The game published by Sony even sets a record for the publisher since it has just surpassed God of War in terms of people connected at the same time, i.e. 155,926 users! Designed by Arrowhead Game Studios, this title taking place in a Starship Troopers-style universe also has a funny twist.

It is indeed a game whose multiplayer is based on Microsoft's cloud technology, namely Azure. In fact, getting started on the platform poses a few small problems, including disconnection problems. We must therefore hope that they will be resolved soon, but we must admit that the link between Sony/Microsoft at a time when we are about to learn more about the strategy of the latter makes us smile.

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