This year’s E3 is bringing a lot of interesting games to the tables, with the games coming in, hardware optimization is coming with the new games as well.
AMD just announced that it is partnering up with the three-game publishers to deliver Radeon-Specific performance optimization for their upcoming games, including Resident Evil 2, The Division 2 and Strange Brigade.
Rebellion, Capcom, and Ubisoft are the three that have jumped into the train with AMD. It was confirmed during an E3 2018 Coliseum event by Scott Herkelman, vice president and general manager of Radeon Gaming at AMD.
As for the gamers, the giant title is obviously The Division 2. AMD says that The Division 2 will be fully optimized for AMD Radeon hardware. It’s a big deal on its own, but what’s important here is that the original The Division was optimized for Nvidia GeForce graphics cards. Ubisoft has completed an about turn and buddied up with AMD again, just a few months after Far Cry 5 was also optimized for AMD GPUs.
In the case of Capcom, they don’t often do these sorts of partnerships but it’s making an exception for Resident Evil 2. The survival horror remake will be optimized for AMD Radeon graphics cards. All the better for seeing that ‘realistic wet-blood bathed city of Resident Evil 2’.
The Last but not least, the Oxford-based developer has long been in the train with AMD, using the benefits of the Mantle API while that was still a thing. AMD Radeon optimization will be implemented for the upcoming Strange Brigade, which is due out this summer.
It sets a massive mark in what’s going on at AMD. Nvidia has strangely locked down GeForce partnerships for most of the major AAA releases of the last few years, so it’s good to see AMD back on the front foot.