How exactly this will impact the experience for gamers isn’t yet clear, however, other games like Titanfall, Hitman and Halo 5: Guardians have been using Azure for some time.
PUBG‘s move to Azure is yet another result of the Microsoft partnership.
“Gaming pushes the boundaries of hardware and software innovation, with some of the most CPU and GPU-intensive applications and content, giving us a huge opportunity in the cloud … As one example, PUBG Corp., with the hit game PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS, is not only partnering to make Xbox the exclusive console at launch but is also running on Azure.”
It should be noted that while Nadella stats that PUBG is already running on Azure, an IP lookup shows AWS being used. @BattleNonSense on Twitter provided proof of this:
— Battle(non)sense (@BattleNonSense) October 29, 2017
In other PUBG news, Greene has confirmed that there are no plans for a single-player campaign, the recent update increased the Blue Zone’s damage over time, and we listed our top five tips for PUBG noobs (and veterans, too!).