Cloud nine

News at eleven: Microsoft has a product and it doesn't care who it sells it to. While the so-called "power of the cloud" was a big buzz word when the Xbox One was announced, the Redmond firm has been a little less forthcoming about the bullet point of late. And now a Twitter exchange with gaffer Phil Spencer has revealed that the company's open to licensing the tech to Sony should the Japanese giant want it.

"Azure services are available to any game, even other platform's exclusives," he candidly declared. "We wouldn't keep someone from using it." The technology was first leveraged in Titanfall, but Crackdown 3 looks to be the biggest use case thus far. We're just curious whether it will actually work; offloading computationally intensive tasks to a server sounds smart, but what happens when your connection quality dips?

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