Report Suggests Tencent and Huawei Are Joining Forces for Cloud Gaming
According to Reuters, Tencent and Huawei are teaming up to create a cloud game streaming service similar to Google Stadia and Nvidia’s GeForce Now. China’s Tencent Holdings apparently launched a co-innovation lab with Huawei to develop this cloud gaming service which is currently known as GameMatrix. The GameMatrix will utilize the computing power of Huawei’s Kunpeng processor to accomplish the cloud game streaming for Tencent fans to enjoy. Tencent helped make both PUBG Mobile and Call of Duty Mobile possible and both are massively popular mobile games.
According to a recent statement from Tencent, Huawei and themselves will explore more possibilities in areas such as artificial intelligence and augmented reality in games. The Reuters report didn’t give much info beyond the name of the cloud game streaming being GameMatrix and the confirmation of both parties being clarified. With GeForce Now and Project xCloud impressing their markets, it’ll be interesting to see if Tencent and Huawei end up in that conversation rather than the Google Stadia one.
GameMatrix will likely initially release in Asia then potentially roll out to other regions if it’s successful in the home market. Both companies are based in China and they’re leaders in their respective market so there’s no doubt that the GameMatrix will gain some sort of traction. Depending on how much both companies put into it, it could be the biggest cloud based game streaming service in Asia. Tencent has done a number of team ups in recent years and this may be their most ambitious collaboration to date.
Do you expect to see Huawei and Tencent become leaders of cloud game streaming like Nvidia and Project xCloud or will they fall along the same lines as Google Stadia? Let us know in the comments below!