Qualcomm has inked a deal with subscription games-on-demand service Hatch Entertainment, which will see the two firms delivering next-generation cloud-based gaming.
Powered by servers based on Qualcomm's scalable 48-core Qualcomm Centriq 2400, the world's first 10nm server microprocessor, the cloud gaming service will also take advantage of Hatch's online streaming tech.
The firms said this will offer "a disruptive new solution" that will deliver cloud-based games in real-time to users - something that has been tried in the past, but found wanting partly due to network latency issues.
Qualcomm claimed that its Centriq 2400 processor will work well for cloud gaming because it is optimised for cloud workloads and designed to deliver throughput performance for highly threaded cloud native applications "that are developed as micro-services and deployed for scale-out".
This, coupled with Hatch Entertainment's cloud gaming technology, means it claims it can deliver low-latency gaming performance over mobile data networks, even full-featured games at 60 frames-per-second over the internet with less than half the bandwidth.
For Hatch, Qualcomm Centriq 2400's 48 core processor will provide the compute density to enable a large number of game instances per server, offering gamers high-quality, premium gaming in the cloud.
This, qualcomm said, will enable developers to more easily create synchronous multiplayer games, while also giving users access to on-demand games via their mobile devices, thus freeing up space on phones.
"The Qualcomm Centriq 2400 server processor was purpose built for cloud to deliver exceptional performance-per-watt and performance-per-dollar," said Qualcomm Data Center Technology's vice president of business development, Vishal Gupta.
He continued: "We bring high compute density and energy efficiency with Qualcomm Centriq 2400 to help drive Hatch's innovative cloud game streaming solution."
Hatch Entertainment's founder and CEO, Juhani Honkala, added that the whole point of the deal is to let people play and share games instantly and in real-time, bringing people together over games.
"Our collaboration with Qualcomm Datacenter Technologies is a significant leap forward in advancing our existing gaming technology and platform, which offers users a fun and completely new kind of gaming experience on mobile," he said.
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