Unity Technologies and Google Cloud just announced an alliance to help developers of single and multiplayer connected games.
“We’re proud of the many Unity developers that collectively produce more than half the world’s games,” John Riccitiello, the chief executive officer at Unity, said. “Multiplayer games have long been the fastest-growing type of games. Multiplayer games are also the most challenging to create and properly support. Our alliance with Google Cloud will help developers build multiplayer games more easily and operate them more cost-effectively, at a global scale.”
With Google Cloud on their side, developers can get better access to the tools integral for game creation. The strategic alliance also gives developers a robust infrastructure that’s needed to build, launch, and grow games.
Since connected games like Hearthstone and Pokemon GO are the most played and have successful gaming experiences, making them requires a significant amount of resources, technology, and knowledge. Having all of this is a difficult feat for both large and small developers alike. However, with the alliance, game creators will be equipped with a suite designed to accelerate connected game development.
It will start off with multiplayer game server hosting, along with a new, open-source matchmaking project co-founded by Unity and Google Cloud. Unity will then release a fully managed version of the open-source project that runs on Google Cloud and is integrated with the Unity development environment.
“Much like Unity is dedicated to democratizing game development, we’re committed to democratizing the use of advanced technology through the cloud,” Diane Greene, the CEO of Google Cloud, said. “We’re excited to work together with Unity to ensure developers have the tools and infrastructure they need to build, launch and grow games at [a] global scale.”
In addition to supporting game development with Google Cloud, Unity will also be migrating its own infrastructure to the cloud. With this, Unity and its community will be able to benefit from the cloud’s openness, security, scalability, and data innovation.
“Migrating our infrastructure to Google Cloud was a decision made based on the company’s impressive global reach and product quality. Now, Unity developers will be able to take advantage of the unparalleled capabilities to support their cloud needs at a global scale,” Riccitiello said.
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