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Epic Games transforms gaming—and other industries—by innovating on AWS

Epic Games transforms gaming—and other industries—by innovating on AWS

Epic Games (Epic) went all in on Amazon Web Services (AWS) in 2018 to deliver the storage, analytics, and scaling capabilities critical to its business, which had exploded with the release of Fortnite—an online game that’s seen over 15.3 million concurrent players during live events. Fortnite runs almost entirely on AWS, including its worldwide game-server […]

AWS GameKit adds Unity Support

AWS GameKit adds Unity Support

We are excited to announce AWS GameKit is now available for the Unity game engine. AWS GameKit is a solution that allows game developers to deploy and customize game backend features directly from a game engine. AWS GameKit launched for Unreal engine on March 23, 2022, and with today’s release for Unity, game developers can […]

Amazon GameLift launches support for AWS Local Zones

Amazon GameLift launches support for AWS Local Zones

Today, we are excited to announce the general availability (GA) of an update to Amazon GameLift that expands support to AWS Local Zones, which increases coverage for game developers, while providing seamless, low-latency gameplay experiences for players. With this update, game developers can tap into 8 new Local Zones in Chicago, Houston, Dallas, Kansas City, […]

Optimize game servers hosting with containers

Optimize game servers hosting with containers

Game developers look for ways to improve online multiplayer experience while balancing availability and cost effectiveness. Containers and Kubernetes help modernize game server hosting running on virtual or bare metal machines to improve compute allocation density, optimize data-transfer cost and maintain high performance. Our containerization approach includes the game-server lifecycle, such as packaging game binaries […]

Introducing Community Health on AWS

Introducing Community Health on AWS

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is proud to announce the launch of Community Health on AWS, a set of solutions designed to help AWS for Games customers build and grow safe, inclusive, and fun online communities. Initial Community Health on AWS solutions include Spectrum Guardian for Games, a fully managed software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering from AWS Partner […]

AWS announces support for Android, iOS, and MacOS games with AWS GameKit for Unreal Engine

We’re pleased to announce that AWS GameKit now supports Android, iOS, and MacOS games developed with Unreal Engine. Launched on March 23, 2022, AWS GameKit gives game developers the ability to build AWS powered game features, directly from the Unreal Editor, with just a few clicks. With today’s update, the AWS GameKit plugin for Unreal […]