Internal documents indicate that Sony had intended to offer its PlayStation Now service to mobile users and Apple had inside information about it.
In 2017, Sony had planned on releasing one more platform. By then, a secret document glimpsed by The Verge named “HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL — ATTORNEY’S EYES ONLY,” said that Apple knew that Sony was about to go into mobile cloud-enabled gaming.
The document also revealed that Apple had known about the mobile extension of an existing streaming service for PlayStation users.
At the PlayStation’s Now launch in 2017, Sony stated that the service would be “only PS3 games right now,” confirming Apple’s information about the streaming access to over 450+ PS3 games.
Sony’s PlayStation Now service offers members streaming access to PlayStation 2, Playstation 3, and PlayStation 4 on preferred devices.
Sony has not yet brought PlayStation Now to Apple gadgets, but a different document scooped by The Verge suggests that Apple had been preparing to design its own games subscription service.