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Earlier at the Game Developers Conference, Fallout and Elder Scrolls developer Bethesda has partnered with chip-maker AMD. Bethesda said that fans should expect an “unprecedented performance” thanks to new high-tech technologies coming from the partnership.
According to a press release, the close-knit strategic partnership will combine hardware, software and game engineering talents at both companies with the creative genius of Bethesda content developers to deliver extraordinary experiences on upcoming hardware architectures.
“This is a disruptive moment in the industry as games demand increasingly more power from today’s graphics architectures to deliver detailed worlds and characters at ever higher resolutions, frame rates, and quality settings,” said Raja Koduri, senior vice president and chief architect, Radeon Technologies Group. “Working independently, game developers and graphics companies will eventually address the challenges of this new era of gaming; but working in close collaboration, the pace of that progress can advance exponentially. Bethesda is an undisputed leader in the games industry and an ideal strategic partner to jointly tackle this transformative period in gaming.”
In regards to the strategic partnership, Bethesda President Vlatko Andonov said:
“AMD Radeon graphics architectures represent a true commitment to developers, inviting them to use the hardware as a blank canvas through low-level access to the silicon, and empowering them with architectural advancements that enable them to bring their gaming visions to life without compromise. AMD Ryzen represents one of the most important disruptions to the CPU market in a long time. Our relationship with AMD represents an exciting and powerful opportunity for Bethesda to further advance game experiences for our fans, significantly expand our presence in gaming and VR, and engage with new generations of gamers around the world.”
The potential of the new partnership was evident early last summer, implementing Vulkan® API technology into DOOM.