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When Google announced its new upcoming cloud-based gaming platform, Google Stadia, it really shook the audience. Not only was it something new but it was something that was out of the box. In fact, after seeing it in play, there was quite a lot of excitement but not for everyone. For giant companies like Sony and Microsoft, it was a reason to be worried about. This aspect we have established before as well when the Stadia announcement was made. However, it seems to be that Sony took the announcement to the heart and in order to counter Google Stadia, it seems Sony has seemingly filed a new Game Streaming Service patent for their upcoming PS5 console.

The announcement of Stadia fell heavy on these two giants, and had everyone wondering that if this is the future of gaming, then what is the future of PlayStation and Xbox? However, since this news of Sony filing a patent has come to light, it was only a matter of time that we heard such news. Be that as it may, according to this new news, it seems like the company is working on a “system for combining recorded application state with application streaming interactive video output”. Which would mean that the service will, in fact, stream the games from a hosting device rather than any it is downloaded onto a system.

This is very similar to Google Stadia and Microsoft’s xCloud., however, it also seems ambitious and perhaps desperate to some extent. If Sony was not aware of Google Stadia before its announcement and they are doing it just to counter it in the future. Then they still are in a heap of trouble. Considering the fact that Google itself is a giant company and the fact that they basically own market when it comes to cloud-based gaming. Competing with them on their turf will be a difficult job for Sony as well as Microsoft.

Read the summary of the filed patent for PS5 Game Streaming Service below,

An apparatus for recording application state information over time while simultaneous recording application streaming interactive video output. A playback means in which the recorded application video may be played back or the application may be re-executed with the application state information

Having said that all, what are your thoughts about the future of gaming in the context of the next-gen PS5, Xbox Scarlett and Google Stadia. Let us know in the comments below.

Sony Files New PS5 Game Streaming Service Patent To Counter Google Stadia
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Ivan Bhan

I have a lot of love for Movies especially science fiction however nothing beats the fun of sitting behind a screen and playing some hard core FPS games. Apart from them i am a major lover of Assassins Creed titles especially Brotherhood, The Witcher and God Of War. Huge fan of animation director Hayo Mayazaki.