Sony Cloud Gaming

It's beginning to look like this PS5 Remote Play handheld is going to be a thing whether we, the PlayStation faithful, like it or not. Further, Sony appears poised to once more dive headlong into the cloud gaming breach now that Stadia is cold in the ground, with ex-Sony director Phil "The Grim Reaper of Tech" Harrison reportedly locking the doors on his way out.

As reported by The Verge, Sony is currently hiring for as many as 22 roles related to cloud gaming tech, with one job in particular whose focus will be to "develop and deliver the strategic vision for cloud game streaming at PlayStation".

These job position pitches begin with the same refrain, stating: "As a member of Sony Interactive Entertainment’s Future Technology Group (FTG), you’ll have the opportunity to lead the charge in the cloud gaming revolution. FTG is at the forefront of putting console-quality video games on any device."

The FTG will supposedly also do R&D on hardware like VR headsets and game controllers, as well as working on some specialised software features. In addition, dozens of new patents from 2022 and 2023, some authored by PS5 and PS4 architect Mark Cerny, show that the firm is actively interested in cloud gaming tech.

Patents often never see the light of day, but one, in particular, involves using the power of multiple GPUs to power a single person's game or a player's specific point of view through a VR headset. We shouldn't forget that Hideo Kojima is reportedly working with Microsoft to revolutionise the industry through cloud gaming, after all. Still, we will have to wait quite a while to learn how that all goes.

What do you think of our seemingly inevitable cloud gaming future? Does it still seem too fanciful to be realistic? Try and maintain a reasonable internet connection in the comments section below.

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