Why it matters: Tencent, one of the world's largest gaming companies, is seeking new areas for growth as gaming revenues flag amid increased scrutiny by Chinese authorities. The two companies have signed a nonbinding memorandum of understanding (MoU) for a strategic cooperation wherein they are expected to have comprehensive collaborations in the field of digital entertainment.
Qualcomm is the largest supplier of mobile phone chips that power many Android devices. Tencent may also tweak game titles for USA laptops that feature Qualcomm's Snapdragon processors and connect to the internet via 5G instead of Wi-Fi.
Tencent and Qualcomm plan to jointly develop a 5G version of the gaming phone, which could help bolster Tencent's plans for a streaming game service.
Limited, a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated announced today the cooperation with Tencent Games.
Tencent is now working on a cloud-based backend service called Instant Play that game developers could use to power streaming games. And, with better wireless connections like 5G, Tencent and Qualcomm can revolutionize the gaming experience and introduce a high-end streaming service. The company is also about to launch the Call of Duty Mobile on Android having already tested the game across various regions including India, Australia, China and Canada. "We hope that fostering cooperation between both parties can utilize our respective technologies and R&D expertise to further innovate the game industry, thereby bringing better game quality and interactive experience to users".
"Mobile gaming, an important 5G use case, will soon take advantage of the next generation of connectivity", Qualcomm China Chairman Frank Meng was quoted as saying in a statement. We look forward to this new cooperation with Tencent Games to enrich lives and transform gaming behaviors on a global scale..