During Game Developers Conference this week, Bethesda announced a “long-term strategic partnership” with AMD that will result in “unprecedented performance,” and “will rapidly advance game technology development, fuel new PC game experiences, and reshape the gaming landscape.”
According to AMD, the partnership is a multi-title agreement and will see the two companies come together to “develop and accelerate the implementation of new technologies, including the full potential of low-level APIs, such as Vulkan, and the computing and graphics power of AMD Ryzen CPUs, Radeon GPUs, and AMD server solutions across existing Bethesda franchises.”
“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.”
AMD’s Raja Koduri further adds:
“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.”
“Bethesda is an undisputed leader in the games industry and an ideal strategic partner to jointly tackle this transformative period in gaming.”
Bethesda President Vlatko Andonov said that the partnership represents an “exciting and powerful opportunity for Bethesda to further advance game experiences,” as well as “significantly expand” its presence in gaming and VR.