Run multiplayer games in the cloud at scale with secure, resizable compute capacity, while leveraging the AWS global infrastructure to provide a low latency player experience globally.
A Guide to Amazon GameLift & Game Servers
In this eBook focusing on Amazon GameLift and game servers on AWS, you will find example reference architectures and use cases to learn how to 1: deliver a reliable, low latency player experience, 2: maintain high availability for your players while keeping costs low, and 3: scale to meet player demand across the globe.
Provide your players with a reliable multiplayer experience
Custom-built game server solutions
Customer Success Stories
See what some of our game development friends and customers have to say about hosting game servers on AWS.
Ubisoft Prepares for Global Game Launch on AWS
Leveraging services including Amazon GameLift, Amazon DynamoDB, and Amazon ElastiCache, the Roller Champions development team at Ubisoft is shifting its focus away from ongoing operational management to what matters most: creating online features and gameplay for its players.
WB Games New York Builds Platform on AWS to Connect Millions of Players
Warner Bros. Games New York builds the centralized online platform used by all Warner Bros. Games studios to connect millions of players online using Amazon EC2 and Amazon GameLift.
Behaviour Interactive Introduces Cross-platform Play using AWS
Using Amazon GameLift was key to enabling cross-platform play in Dead by Daylight. Its dedicated servers ensure high availability and high performance with locations all over the world.
Riot Games Uses AWS to Improve Game Experience
Using AWS Outposts, Riot was able to rapidly deploy game servers and reduce latency by 10-20ms, minimizing peeker’s advantage and creating a level playing field for all players in Valorant.
Epic Games Uses AWS to Deliver Fortnite to 200 Million Players
Fortnite, one of the world’s most popular video games, runs nearly entirely on AWS, including its worldwide game-server fleet, backend services, databases, websites, and analytics pipeline and processing systems.
Select from a broad variety of compute options
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) offers the broadest and deepest compute platform, with over 500 instances and choice of the latest processor, storage and networking to match your specific game server hosting needs.
AWS Graviton processors are designed by AWS to deliver the best price performance for your cloud workloads running in Amazon EC2.
AMD on AWS
AWS and AMD collaborate to give customers more choice and value, most recently with third generation AMD EPYC in the Amazon EC2 M6a instances.
Intel on AWS
Intel® processors provide the foundation of many cloud computing services deployed on AWS. EC2 instances powered by Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors have the largest global reach and availability across AWS.
NVIDIA on AWS
Realize the potential of the cloud for game development with AWS and NVIDIA. Adapt your resources as your demands shift and build development pipelines from across the globe. Advance your business with virtual workstations on AWS powered by NVIDIA RTX technology and scale your creativity.
Building a multiplayer game introduces unique requirements. Find AWS documentation, sample solutions, reference architectures and more to help you build the best possible multiplayer experience for your players.
Getting started with multiplayer game development
AWS offers fully managed options for hosting multiplayer games end to end from client session request to global game server hosting. You can select the components you need from a wide portfolio of services for full control on how you run your backend.
As you've learned, AWS provides the flexibility to select the components that match your exact needs, starting from the session request and matchmaking, all the way to global scalable game server hosting. The choice is yours and depends a lot whether you're looking for a fully managed solution, or more control to fine tune the details.