Posted On: Aug 4, 2021

Today, we are excited to announce the general availability (GA) of Amazon GameLift, now available in AWS China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD. Trusted by some of the most successful game companies in the world like Wargaming, Behaviour Interactive, and Ubisoft, GameLift deploys, operates, and scales dedicated servers for multiplayer games. Now, GameLift and its full suite of features has increased its global coverage further, while providing seamless, low-latency gameplay experiences for players worldwide.

In multiplayer games, players expect low wait times into matches along with smooth gameplay experiences, no matter where they are playing in the world. To achieve a seamless player experience in your game, players need to be placed to the closest region in which they are playing. Previously, GameLift was only available in AWS (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet. With this update, we’re expanding our availability reach, helping game developers operating in China give players even more reliable experiences across China. By leveraging the power of AWS, GameLift delivers the best latency possible, low player wait times, and maximum cost savings, and this update will:

  • Deliver low player latency from increased global coverage. Now available in AWS China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD, GameLift covers 22 public Regions enabling you to place players closest to where they are playing to ensure a smooth experience.
  • Tap into GameLift’s suite of services. Whether you want to create a 200+ player battle royale game with Large Match Support, automatically adapt server capacity with player traffic using Autoscaling, place players into high-quality matches with FlexMatch using your own flexible rules, or use FleetIQ algorithms to optimize the lower cost possible, GameLift has you covered.

As a reminder, Amazon GameLift is available in: US East (Ohio and N. Virginia), US West (N. California and Oregon), Africa (Cape Town), Asia Pacific (Hong Kong, Mumbai, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, and Tokyo), Canada (Central), Europe (Frankfurt, Ireland, London, Milan, Paris, and Stockholm), Middle East (Bahrain), South America (São Paulo), AWS China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet, and AWS China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD.  

To learn more, check out the GameLift documentation or dive into the GameLift product page.