#Microsoft Azure, the software giant’s #cloud computing platform, received a big boost this week. However, this time, the latest addition came from the gaming world: The action-packed #PUBG ("PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds").

According to Wccftech, the popular multiplayer online battle royale will now join Microsoft Azure. The software company’s CEO Satya Nadella confirmed the big gaming news during Microsoft’s recent financial earnings call. Nadella claimed that the developer behind the battle royale game is now using Microsoft’s cloud computing platform.

Nadella also shed light on innovation in the gaming world. The CEO pointed out that gaming is among the most GPU-intensive applications.

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"PUBG" is not the only title that is using the Azure cloud service. Other big gaming titles such as Respawn’s “Titanfall,” the stealth game “Hitman,” and 343 Industries’ “Halo 5” Guardians” are also using the Azure cloud service

About PUBG

Developed and published by PUBG Corp.,“PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” is a multiplayer online battle royale game that was first released for Windows PC via Steam’s Early Access program. The game sold over 13 million copies in its first 7 months. Additionally, PUBG also became the most played game on Steam, when it hit a peak concurrent player count of over two million by the end of the year. The game brings together 100 players who will be dropped from an airplane onto a lonely island. Players will collect weapons and equipment that they can find on the island.

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The primary mission of the player in this game is to fight and avoid getting killed.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” is currently available only to Windows PC through Microsoft’s Early Access program. However, there are also plans for an Xbox One version, which is expected to release by the end of this year.

Microsoft Azure adds GE Company

Meanwhile, the Redmond-based software company [VIDEO]and General Electric Company have clinched a deal that involves GE’s Predix industrial internet platform and the software firm’s cloud service. The news about the big partnership was first announced by GE CEO John Flannery and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. The partnership follows the previously announced GE-Apple partnership.

The joint effort will focus more on Predix, a software platform developed by GE. Predix connects industrial equipment to Microsoft-run computers that can help predict and avoid system failures.