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Sony wants Microsoft's DRM tech on its PlayStation devices

Sony wants to protect the media content on its PlayStation devices, wants to use Microsoft's DRM solution: PlayReady
By: Anthony Garreffa | Gaming Consoles News | Posted: Nov 10, 2014 2:39 am

Even though they're fighting against each other in the console race with the PlayStation and Xbox range of consoles, the companies are still friends in other forms of business. The latest news is that Sony has asked Microsoft for help when it comes to protecting its multimedia content on its PlayStation line of devices.




Sony has reportedly put up a listing asking for someone to join the company who is proficient in Microsoft's PlayReady, the Redmond-based giants content protection DRM solution, on its three major PlayStation devices: PS3, PS4 and PS Vita. Microsoft first launched PlayReady in 2007, which rode the back of massive investment and over 10 years of innovation. It allows content providers to deliver content, such as music and video, that limits users' options of sharing it around, without any proper authentication.


Sony is looking for a Principal Engineer who specializes in PlayReady, with this person joining a team that will bake the technology into multimedia applications across the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PS Vita.


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