Qualcomm and NetEase Collaborate to Support Optimization of NetEase Games

The two companies are also collaborating on XR technology

Qualcomm Technologies Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Inc., and NetEase Games, a division of NetEase Inc., announced that the companies plan to work together to optimize NetEase’s game engine, Messiah, on Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 series flagship mobile platforms, including the newly announced Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform.

This will help create next generation gaming content for premium mobile and eXtended Reality (XR) games and explore the future of new immersive mobile gaming experience.

The increasing complexity of next generation mobile games, including VR/AR applications brings even greater challenges to the performance and power consumption of mobile devices. Benefitting from heterogeneous computing capabilities, Snapdragon 845 is engineered to provide robust performance and extremely low power consumption.

Currently, the two companies have each made great progress in support of Khronos’ Vulkan graphics and compute API. As the next-generation efficient graphic and compute API, Vulkan can better offload tasks from the CPU, enabling developers to make use of the performance of the Qualcomm® Adreno GPU on the Snapdragon mobile platform.

Vulkan’s compatibility with multiple-platforms eases resource constraints for both PC and mobile game developers. Messiah, NetEase’s in-house game engine, known for its multi-thread parallel execution that empowers advanced technologies such as physical based rendering and dynamic shadowing, is being optimized for the Snapdragon mobile platform, aiming to bring more Vulkan-enabled gaming contents to players.

Additionally, the two companies are working together to collaborate on XR technology. Using Snapdragon VR Software Development Kit, Twilight Pioneers, NetEase’s first premium VR game supporting Six Degrees of Freedom (6 DoF), has been successfully ported to Snapdragon. NetEase's self-developed AR platform, InsightAR, aims to support easy-to-use development tools for content developers and bring high quality AR experiences to end users using Snapdragon Mobile Platform.

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