SUZHOU, CHINA –
Tencent Games and NVIDIA have announced a collaboration to bring PC gaming in the cloud to China.
Nvidia’s GPU technology will power Tencent Games’ START cloud gaming service, which began testing earlier this year. START gives gamers access to AAA games on underpowered devices anytime, anywhere. Tencent Games intends to scale the platform to millions of gamers, with an experience that is consistent with playing locally on a gaming rig.
Powering the START platform adds to Nvidia’s growing footprint in the cloud gaming space. Earlier this year, the company announced collaborations with Japan’s SoftBank and Korea’s LG U+ for cloud gaming solutions. Additionally, Nvidia operates GeForce NOW in select North American and European markets, delivering the best dedicated PC gaming experience in the cloud to gamers around the world.
Nvidia and Tencent Games also announced a joint innovation lab for gaming. They will work together to explore new applications for AI in games, game engine optimizations and new lighting techniques including ray tracing and light baking.