Amazon powers cloud servers for 90% of large game companies
More than 90 percent of the world’s largest game companies use @Amazon Web Services, which offloads online gaming infrastructure tasks to Amazon’s giant #cloudcomputing resources. @Amazon said that top games from @Activision’s Destiny 2 to Supercell’s Clash Royale rely on its cloud infrastructure to handle the ebbs and flows of demand on cloud-connected data centers. The statistic is based on market researcher Newzoo’s list of the top 25 game companies. Amazon said that modern games require flawless technical execution, constant innovation, and seamless online experiences. AWS offloads the task for running the game so that game makers can concentrate on making a great experience. They can also use the infrastructure of AWS to innovate at every stage of development — from production to livestreaming via Twitch. AWS can support scalable multiplayer infrastructure management, live service operations, Twitch integrations, innovations with Alexa voice-enabled gameplay, and massive-scale machine learning. Bungie and Activision’s Destiny 2 tapped Alexa voice recognition via the Ghost Skill, which enabled players to use voice commands to discover their next objective, manage their characters’ inventory, or partner up with friends in the game.