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PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds has moved their game servers from Amazon to Microsoft

Will Azure offer any gameplay improvements over Amazon Web Services?

PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds has moved their game servers from Amazon to Microsoft

PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds has moved their game servers from Amazon to Microsoft

During the company's Q3 earnings call, Microsoft's CEO, Satya Nadella, stated that PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) has moved from Amazon's Web Services to Microsoft Azure for its cloud/server needs while also stating that the game's upcoming Xbox One version would be a "console exclusive". 

This now places PUBG in the same server realm as Titanfall, Hitman, Halo:5 Guardians and Forza Motorsport 7, with Microsoft likely offering their infrastructure at a discounted price (compared to AWS) as part of their partnership with PUBG Corp.    

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.

 

PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds has moved their game servers from Amazon to Microsoft

 

An Xbox One version of PUBG is expected to release soon, with the game being expected to launch with enhancements for the Xbox One X. The game will launch as an Xbox One Preview, which means that like the PC version the Xbox release of the game is expected to be improved over time until the game officially releases at a later date. 

You can join the discussion on PUBG's move to Microsoft Azure on the OC3D Forums

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31-10-2017, 15:11:12

NeverBackDown
Considering Amazon is the biggest and best in this business (talking about servers) since they basically invented it, very strange they would move away from it from a performance standpoint. MS may have more game related tech to help server side so there is that. And obviously a discount which is also nice for Blue.Quote

31-10-2017, 15:37:37

Damien c
Well hopefully the new servers will work better than the current ones, as they are a joke to me at the moment.

I get a better and smoother experience playing on the AS servers, than I do on the EU servers, that is when it actually wants to connect properly or even at all.

I will be honest not played in the last week since Destiny 2 released on the PC but will have to give it a try to see if they are better or not.Quote
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