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The Amazon GameLift Difference
Let’s face it. Server infrastructure can make or break your multiplayer game. Without reliable gameplay experiences, players will go elsewhere. That’s where Amazon GameLift comes into play. Dedicated game server hosting in the cloud means minimizing latency and wait time, and maximizing cost savings. The difference is in the numbers:
global median latency
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Up to 70%
compute cost savings compared to colocation solutions
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match start time
Instantly get player groups into game sessions.
Accelerate Your Game Development
Ship your game faster and quickly bring players the gaming experience they expect.
Automatically scale server capacity with player traffic.
Be prepared for unexpected spikes in player traffic, but stop paying for idle server capacity when there’s low player traffic.
Use your own matchmaking service or our customizable solution, FlexMatch, to create competitive matches based on rules you define.
No downtime for updates
Keep servers live and players playing 24/7 by using Amazon GameLift, even when releasing updates or new content.
Support Cross-Platform Play
Connect your community across devices and broaden your pool of players for potential matches.
Works with your existing engine and workflows
Whether you use a AAA engine like Unity, Unreal, Lumberyard or a homegrown C++ solution, the Amazon GameLift SDK easily integrates to get your servers up and running in the cloud.
What our customers are saying
“Transitioning from meshed peer-to-peer networks to dedicated servers with Amazon GameLift allowed us to eliminate several stability and connectivity issues while improving the core For Honor player experience across all platforms.” – Ubisoft at GDC 2018
"Amazon GameLift has been great for us. We get the elasticity of the cloud and great tools for controlling the servers without having to spend a lot of engineering time creating all of these things on our own. We can focus on building great games and let Amazon GameLift handle all of the time-consuming elements of managing great servers.” - Bethesda
“Services like Amazon GameLift are game changing as far as the sort of professional availability and reliability we can deliver to a worldwide audience on every conceivable connected platform.” - Gearbox
“As a team of two, we never expected to be able to transition away from peer-to-peer (P2P) and add cross-play just 4 months after our initial launch, but by leveraging Amazon GameLift we were able to do it in a matter of weeks." - High Horse Entertainment
Get Started with Amazon GameLift
Creating or running an online multiplayer game? Get your dedicated game servers up and running with Amazon GameLift in three easy steps.
Sign up for an AWS account
It takes less than five minutes to sign up and is completely free to register with AWS Free Tier »
Upload your build
Start testing Amazon GameLift by using our sample game client.
Deploy your game servers
Learn how to deploy a game server with our sample game server and see the live player and session data you created in the Amazon GameLift dashboard. Sign up now »