In year 2017 — well before Apple proclaimed that cloud gaming could only exist on the iPhone assuming it carried out huge hoops — Sony was planning to launch its PlayStation Now cloud gaming service on mobile phones, a confidential document uncovers.
Sony was bringing PlayStation Now to mobile phones
Be that as it may, as indicated by a classified document uncovered from the Epic v. Apple trial, Apple had insider information on Sony’s forthcoming launch.
A handful of PS4 (Sony was bringing PlayStation Now to mobile phones) games launched on PlayStation Now in July 2017, however, the presentation noticed that the service is “only PS3 games right now,” recommending Apple got warned about something beyond the transition to mobile.
Do you know Why did Apple bring this up?It’s smack dab in the middle of an explanation of Apple’s plans to launch its own game subscription service, Apple Arcade, which wouldn’t be announced until two years later. At the time, Apple was preparing to target 30 top game studios and ask for as many as “a few hundred titles” to add.
In 2019, I wrote that Sony has lost the chance to be a leader in cloud gaming, even though it was the first major company to realize its potential, by purchasing the first two startups (Gaikai and OnLive) who demonstrated the idea.
In any case, If Jason Schreier’s scoop for Bloomberg doesn’t refer to mobile phones at all.
While it’s conceivable Sony read the room and concluded it did not worth battling Apple the way Steam, Shadow, Microsoft, and Google accomplished for mobile access.