Huawei Technologies Co and gaming company NetEase announced Tuesday they will work together to establish a cloud-based gaming lab running on the 5G network.
The co-operation between Huawei Wireless X Labs and NetEase Leihuo gaming unit, which was announced in the form of a memorandum of understanding signed in Shanghai, aims to explore new forms of game designs, set standards for gaming experience evaluations, and promote the development of cloud-based games.
Core tasks for the lab include accommodating existing games to the 5G network and 5G-based phones, researching 5G-based gaming experiences through gamers’ perception analysis, as well as jointly conducting technical identification of games across different platforms, the duo said.
“Because games can use the cloud, developers will be able to design more complex games without having to squeeze them onto home hardware,” said Hu Zhipeng, vice-president of NetEase and president of NetEase Leihuo.
“Meanwhile, gamers can circumvent the hassle of downloading games onto their gadgets and can start playing the game anytime, anywhere,” he said.