Wednesday, March 1, 2017

AMD and Bethesda Softworks Partner to Propel PC Gaming Forward

AMD and Bethesda Softworks today announced a long-term strategic partnership to rapidly advance game technology development, fuel new PC game experiences, and reshape the gaming landscape. The collaboration brings together two titans of the gaming industry: Bethesda Softworks, whose storied 30-year history has produced legendary games including those in The Elder Scrolls series, Fallout 3 and 4, DOOM, Wolfenstein: The New Order, Quake, and Dishonored, with more than 80 million copies sold; and AMD, whose CPU and GPU technologies power the experiences of 400 million gamers worldwide.

Announced on stage at the AMD “Capsaicin” webcast and press event during the 2017 Game Developers Conference, the multi-title agreement will see the two companies collaborate 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.