Peripheral company Razer has partnered with Tencent’s cloud services brand in a bid to expand “cloud-based game experiences” and “define the standards for cloud gaming”. Together, the companies hope to reach a potential 124.7 million players by 2022 as they play a “crucial part” in the “gaming industrial revolution”.
According to the press release, the partnership is across three specific strategic areas; Hardware, software, and “others”. The former will see the companies work together to create gaming hardware compatible with Tencent Cloud by the end of the year, whilst the latter sees Razer support Tencent Cloud with its “overseas expansion, connecting Tencent’s vast and famed gaming content with Razer’s expansive global network of users”. This will include founding members of Tencent Global eSports Arena-Tech Alliance as part of Razer and Tencent Cloud’s efforts to “leverage their advantages to further enrich the esports ecosystem”.
The “software” element of the partnership pairs the companies together to integrate Tencent’s cloud gaming titles with Razer’s software products and technologies, including Razer Chroma RGB lighting, “in order to better enhance gamers’ user experience and interactions”.
“The collaboration between Razer and Tencent dates back to the days of Crossfire in 2008, and we are delighted that this relationship has gone from strength to strength with a shared commitment to bringing the best experience to the gamer community,” said Min-Liang Tan, co-founder and CEO of Razer. “Thanks to a continuous strengthening of our cooperation, we can offer an unrivalled cloud-based gaming experience to our increasingly sophisticated gaming community, supported by our integrated ecosystem of hardware, software and services.”
“Tencent Cloud launched the industry’s first full-stack cloud gaming solution that integrates Tencent’s leading audio and video transmission technology Tencent Real-Time Communication (TRTC),” added Yang Yu, head of Tencent Cloud. “Razer’s industry-leading products and technologies provide a good supplement to end-user devices. We are delighted to work together with Razer to offer our users an exceptional cloud gaming experience.”