Razer and Tencent Cloud announce cloud gaming partnership

Gaming brand Razer and Tencent Cloud have announced a new partnership based around cloud gaming.

The partnership will involve collaboration on hardware, software, and service expansion for the esports and general gaming user base.

Razer co-founder and CEO, Min-Liang Tan said, “The collaboration between Razer and Tencent dates back to the days of Crossfire in 2008, and we are delighted that this relationship has gone from strength to strength with a shared commitment to bringing the best experience to the gamer community.”

On the hardware front, by the end of the year, the two brands will hope to have launched Razer gaming hardware compatible with Tencent Cloud functionality. They will also work to produce more gaming content to make use of  Razer’s existing product range of peripherals and accessories.

And regarding gaming content, software-wise, Tencent Cloud will be working on making its gaming titles integrate better with Razer’s software products and technologies such as Razer Chroma RGB lighting. 

Furthermore, as part of the partnership, Razer will support Tencent Cloud with its overseas expansion, connecting Tencent’s with Razer’s global user network.

The head of Tencent Cloud Gaming Solution, Yang Yu, commented,  “Tencent Cloud launched the industry’s first full-stack cloud gaming solution that integrates Tencent’s leading audio and video transmission technology Tencent Real-Time Communication (TRTC). Razer’s industry-leading products and technologies provide a good supplement to end-user devices. We are delighted to work together with Razer to offer our users an exceptional cloud gaming experience.”

This partnership marks one of several mobile gaming and esports collaborations between the two companies. They are also both founding members of the Tencent Global eSports Arena-Tech Alliance. Something they will almost certainly use to leverage an advantage in the esports ecosystem.