Cloud gaming is one of the most hyped aspects of the contemporary gaming scene, but it's still unclear if the technology is ready to make a big impact in the coming years. Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida recently said that the company is looking into cloud gaming in the future, but noted that the technology is "very tricky."
SONY CEO Kenichiro Yoshida expressed caution about the technical challenges associated with cloud gaming, downplaying the potential risks to the company as its rival Microsoft heavily invests in technology.
"I think cloud itself is an amazing business model, but when it comes to games, the technical difficulties are high," Yoshida said in part. "So there will be challenges to cloud gaming, but we want to take on those challenges."
Yoshida stated that Sony is looking into using the Gran Turismo AI agent GT Sophy to "enhance" its cloud gaming offerings.
Cloud gaming works surprisingly well these days. Latency exists, but it's not bad enough to ruin the experience. Google's Stadia had solid technology, but its game catalog was terrible. Microsoft has a good mix of content for Xbox Cloud Gaming, including some new AAA titles. NVIDIA's GeForce Now includes more games, but you need to own them on a supported platform like Steam or Epic. Cloud gaming might still be clunky in spots in 2023.