I never said it's free. The facts are that Xcloud is available where psnow is not even though it is a much younger service. The fact is that Ma has already replaced everything with the Xbox series x and psnow it is stuck on PS3 and PS4.
Uhm, you know the reason. For most part of the existence of the company. Xbox was never really a match for PS. PS sells tons of games via retail and PS store. Xbox abandoned their consoles very quick without any support in the past. They haven't released any worthwhile game for a long long time, and still can't manage to launch their main franchise as a whole game. This year ended again with 2 games we all know already by now.
The only one that needed big changes is MS and not Sony. The last one isn't in a hurry and then again, Jim already said last year that they had info about a "gamepass" compatitor, but couldn't say more. Atm, you are only guessing nothing more then that.
Uhm what does it matter who launched the stream first? Sony bought OnLive and gaikai infrastructure and tech to rename them psnow ... these companies almost went bankrupt while streaming well before many others. Psnow was a failure for Sony so much that it now has to rename and insert it (as per rumor) into ps + Xbox clearly have the support of all of Microsoft and Nadella at this point to doubt it after all the interviews with Nadella and after the 7b spent on Bethesda is stupid. So yes I believe. That azure division can give Xbox division everything they need without any prob.
Who cares if they rename it. The PS+ service is already a better then Gold and PSNow in general. Combine that with everything PSNow and overhaul it with new hardware in the racks and PS5 games/streaming, then they are done imo. The only thing they need to do is to release it on other devices or tv's again.
Again, this has all to do with Xbox that was just a pile of shit for 2 generations. They needed some big changes.
Sony can have what they want they can also rent all the datacenters from Google Amazon and Azure if they want...and if they pay enough. Probably would go bankrupt in some years but yeah they can do it.
I don't know what you want to say here, but i guess you still think Sony can't because "tHeY dOn'T hAvE tHeIrE oWn dAtAcEnTeRs".
The models are differnts Ms own the windows Os so it doesn't see that platform as a rival rather bringing users them ... it helps the operating system stay on top of the wave against MacOS and everyone else. Sony losing the walled garden of the console enters a much riskier world for them.
Os has nothing to do with all of this. It only benefits the MS store or development for their software but nothing else. Sony can have their service on Windows like Steam, Epic Store or whatever. They don't compete with Windows and that also makes no sense.
Again...what is your point? PlayStation can't and Xbox is the only one that can? Your arguments won't age well...