This partnership focuses on "game and content-streaming services."
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Microsoft announced today that they and Sony have formed a partnership that will see the two working together on AI solutions and "innovations to enhance customer experiences in their direct-to-consumer entertainment platforms." That's probably as close as you're going to get to them strongly hinting at some form of actual gaming partnership in this announcement release.

The two studios will work together to create new cloud solutions using Microsoft's Azure service that will "support their respective game and content-streaming services." Sony will reportedly also begin to make use of current Azure based solutions for their game and content-streaming services. Another big push from the two will be to create better tools for content creators to make use of.

Sony's CEO and president Kenichiro Yoshida, issued a statement about the new partnership with Microsoft.

"PlayStation itself came about through the integration of creativity and technology. Our mission is to seamlessly evolve this platform as one that continues to deliver the best and most immersive entertainment experiences, together with a cloud environment that ensures the best possible experience, anytime, anywhere. For many years, Microsoft has been a key business partner for us, though of course the two companies have also been competing in some areas. I believe that our joint development of future cloud solutions will contribute greatly to the advancement of interactive content. Additionally, I hope that in the areas of semiconductors and AI, leveraging each company’s cutting-edge technology in a mutually complementary way will lead to the creation of new value for society."

"Sony has always been a leader in both entertainment and technology, and the collaboration we announced today builds on this history of innovation,” said Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft. “Our partnership brings the power of Azure and Azure AI to Sony to deliver new gaming and entertainment experiences for customers."
It will more than likely be quite some time before we actually see anything of tangible value from this newly formed partnership.