Amazon releases completely free game engine capable of creating AAA titles

Did we mention it's completely free?

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Amazon is no stranger to gaming as several of its devices can be used to play games on, even going as far as creating a special Gaming Edition of its Amazon Fire TV. Today, Amazon is taking its support for gaming to a new level as it has both announced and released a new, free gaming engine, called Lumberyard.

Lumberyard offers deep integration with the Amazon Web Services server infrastructure and Twitch, and is powerful enough to develop AAA, current-gen console games. In fact, Amazon has signed official tools deals with both Microsoft and Sony, so developers can start building games for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 immediately. Mobile support, on the other hand, will be coming soon.

In addition to Lumberyard, Amazon has also both announced and released GameLift. GameLift is a new service that can be used to deploy, operate, and scale server-based online games using AWS. It will only be available for developers who use Lumberyard and will cost $1.50 for every 1,000 daily active users.

[Via Gamasutra]

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