Tencent and Huawei teaming up to develop a cloud gaming platform

Author

SAMRIDDHA SAHA (Gl1tch_mast3r)

Date

Mar, 27.2020

Tencent Holdings Ltd. is a Chinese multinational conglomerate holding company founded in 1998, whose subsidiaries specialise in various Internet-related services and products, entertainment, artificial intelligence and technology both in China and globally. It is the world's largest video game company and is also regarded as one of the world's most valuable technology companies, one of the world's largest social media companies, and one of the world's largest venture capital firms and investment corporations. It is very well known for the development of some of the most popular online multiplayer games such as PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds,Call Of Duty Mobile and Arena of Valor. The Company has now decided to collaborate with Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd, which is also a china based multinational technology company that provides telecommunications equipment and sells consumer electronics, smartphones. Huawei was recently involved in a controversy regarding privacy and security matters after which it was banned by several telecom operators in the US and was also banned by Google.

Tencent games launched a co-innovation lab with Huawei to develop a cloud game platform which is going to tap the computing power of Huawei’s Kunpeng processor to build Tencent’s GameMatrix cloud game platform. The two sides will also be looking to explore more possibilities in areas such as artificial intelligence and augmented reality in games in the near future. A collaboration between these two giants will pose a considerable threat to rival services such as Google Stadia and Microsoft's Project xCloud. But, concerns regarding its users privacy is likely to be raised again. Which is why they would require the assurance of privacy and security to its users  without which it is certainly not going to succeed in gaining the trust of it's users or might be able to compete with their rivals.