AMD recently struck a deal to boost its cloud gaming prospects.
AMD is a key supplier for Sony’s PS5 console.
The advantages and advancements in cloud gaming pose a threat to the PS5.
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is a key ally of Sony in the gaming console business. The chipmaker powers the PlayStation 4 with its semi-custom chip, and it is all set to repeat that feat in the PlayStation 5 (PS5) as well.
But at the same time, AMD has been quietly making moves that could end up sabotaging the prospects of the PS5. AMD recently struck a deal with Oxide Games–a company that has been busy developing cloud-based gaming technologies for years now. Such a move might pose a significant threat to the PS5.
AMD is Boosting Its Cloud Gaming Prospects
While details about AMD’s deal with Oxide Games remain slim, the company made it clear in a press release that it will use the latter’s Nitrous Engine to develop,
a robust set of tools and technologies for cloud rendering designed from the ground up to embrace the real-time demands of cloud-based gaming.
Oxide Games seems to have considerable experience in this arena as its proprietary gaming engine has been around since 2013. The company defines its Nitrous Engine as,
a next-generation game engine designed to handle enormous amounts of visual and gameplay complexity, from 10,000+ simpler units to 1,000 highly complex units and environments.
Oxide also promises massive improvements to games that run on its platform.