UK-based tech start-up Improbable has teamed up with Google to promote its software, known as ‘SpatialOS’, that could facilitate the development of next generation virtual worlds. Created by two Cambridge graduates, this cloud-based platform allows programmers to use a network of multiple engines and servers to run seamless virtual worlds. Unlike traditional single-server simulations, this diffuse computing architecture is capable of handling extremely heavy tasks that will allow developers to achieve an unprecedented level of graphics, detail and complexity in the worlds they create. The Google Cloud Platform will be used to power the service as the company has given qualified coders subsidised access to its service for the Beta that launches this year.
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