Microsoft and AMD Announce Partnership for “Future Platforms”

The CES 2019 has been pretty fruitful so far, with a lot of technological demonstrations and new trailers released showcasing the new graphical components studios use to impress their playerbase. One of the more interesting announcements was Xbox boss Phil Spencer taking center-stage alongside Dr. Lisa Su during AMD’s opening keynote and revealing their partnership for “future platforms.” Of course, considering AMD’s new 3rd Generation Ryzen processors and Radeon VII graphics card announcements, this is a very good sign for what Microsoft’s future platforms can have in terms of raw and graphical power.

“As a company, we look at the opportunity in gaming and one of the things I want to say is when we think who our partners are, we think about great companies that do great work, but also do it in the right way. You’re somebody that I respected a ton in this industry and I’ve seen the way you’ve led AMD, and I think having a partner like AMD that works so collaboratively with us on our future technology, but also as a cultural level I think fits so well, it’s awesome to have you as a partner.

As we look forward to future platforms that we’re building and work that we’re doing, the partnership and the innovations that we’ve seen in the past have led to what we’ve been able to do today, I think they’re going to be critically important to our future endeavors. I’m really looking forward to showing those to people more in the future.”

There is a bright future ahead for Microsoft’s graphical components in their “future platforms,” whenever we get to see them.

[Source: AMD at CES 2019]