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Amazon Lumberyard - A New, Free AAA Game Engine

Posted Feb 09, 2016 by Suzie Ford

Amazon Lumberyard - A New, Free AAA Game Engine

Amazon is entering the games biz in a big way with the launch of its free AAA game engine that can be used to develop PC titles as well as both XBox One and PlayStation 4 games. Currently in beta, Lumberyard also features Twitch integration and Amazon Web Services integration. Lumberyard comes without any type of royalty payments or subscription requirements, the caveat being the use of Amazon Web Services.

Amazon is monetising the idea is through backend services. While Lumberyard developers are free to use first-party servers for their games, Amazon Web Services is the mandatory third-party choice. It is also launching GameLift, a paid service for, "deploying, operating, and scaling session-based multiplayer games." According to information acquired by Gamasutra, GameLift will cost $1.50 per 1,000 users.

Find out more about Amazon Lumberyard.


Source: GamesIndustry.biz
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Suzie Ford / Suzie is the Associate Editor and News Manager at MMORPG.com. Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom