PS5 Stadia Sony

Sony isn't about to go all-in on game streaming. With the PlayStation 5 on the horizon, the company has basically come out and said that it doesn't think the world is ready to fully commit to services like Google Stadia just yet. It chalks this up to the fact that not everyone has a good, stable internet connection, and as such, consoles are still a necessity, especially when it comes to playing the most demanding games.

A revealing report from Wall Street Journal outlines Sony's current stance on streaming. Company CEO Kenichiro Yoshida says that the PS5's "dramatically" increased graphical processing power "clearly demonstrates why it makes sense to have a next-generation console".

Sony sees the likes of Google Stadia as a potential competitor in the gaming sphere, but says that streaming services are a "mid-to-long term" threat to PlayStation -- not an immediate one. Obviously Sony has already invested in streaming technology with PlayStation Now, but it's clearly not a major priority for the company at this point in time.

[via wsj.com]