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Nvidia Partners With Tencent To Power The Chinese Cloud Gaming Service

The mega-corporation known as Tencent has “soft-launched” its cloud gaming service in China, and helping power the “service” that Tencent is over is non-other than Nvidia. So far, a few PC games are available to try via the ongoing beta.

It’s no secret that the Chinese company known as Tencent is trying to buy out as many companies as possible. Alternatively, the company wants as many partners in crime as it has stakes in a company to further its global reach.

One way for Tencent to appeal to more people in the games industry is to join forces with Nintendo to reach American citizens unlike before, as reported by

While connections with the Big N are underway (and Tencent going so far as to blame games not produced in China for the left Joy-Con experiencing drifting issues for the Switch, as reported by Go Nintendo), Tencent has Nvidia in its sight, which is an American technology company incorporated in Delaware and based in Santa Clara, California.

Website says that Tencent and Nvidia started the initial public test a few weeks ago. Tagging along with the “cloud gaming service” is Blade and Soul, Fortnite, Path of Exile, and NBA 2K Online 2.

I should make mention that anything dealing with the U.S. and this test isn’t live yet, which means that this beta is currently restricted to users in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangdong, Jiangsu, Tianjin, Hebei, and Anhui.

Although I’m sure it will come to the U.S. sometime soon, right now, folks in the aforesaid places must possess internet speeds of 20 Mbps+ or higher to participate.

Besides working on its own “cloud gaming tech,” Tencent can be found buying stakes in other companies as it did with Sumo Group (Sumo Digital) and its most recent case with Stunlock Studios (Battlerite).

Below is a list of how much stake Tencent has in well-known companies as of now:

  • Riot Games (League of Legends) – 100%
  • Sharkmob – 100%
  • Supercell – 84.3%
  • Grinding Gear Games (Path of Exile) – 80%
  • Epic Games – 40%
  • Fatshark – 36%
  • Stunlock Studios – 31%
  • Funcom – 29%
  • Kakao – 13.5%
  • Bluehole (PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds) – 11.5%
  • Sumo Group and Sumo Digital (Crackdown 3) – 10%
  • Frontier Developments – 9%
  • Ubisoft – 5%
  • Activision Blizzard – 5%
  • Paradox Interactive – 5%

Given that Tencent wants a major presence in the West, as seen above in the stake it has in Western companies, expect this “tech” to go live in the U.S. when it exits its beta phase.

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