The Verge’s Tom Warren has unearthed a series of exchanges between Microsoft executives regarding the chances of the PS5 running Xbox Cloud Gaming via a browser, and whether Sony would block such a feature if it was possible.
You can read some of the exchanges below.
Could an Xcloud subscriber (via XGPU) stream a game to PS5 through the browser in this time frame? Therefore they wouldn’t convert into an Xbox purchase, but still opportunity to get a subscriber. And therefore “anyone” can still play.
If Sony supports the necessary browser requirements then we could see people streaming on PS5. I don’t have insight into their roadmap. We have seen through telemetry someone has already tried — it crashed because their browser didn’t support controller in the way we expected.
I wonder if Sony would actively block it.
As previously reported, emails recently emerged from the FTC vs. Microsoft court case revealed how various Xbox execs reacted to the PS5 announcement and the recent price hike.
[Source – Tom Warren on Twitter]