AMPD and Accelbyte to partner for enhanced offerings to games industry

Newzoo estimates that 2.69 billion people will play video games in 2020, with the number of players expected to reach three billion, generating $200 billion, in 2023.

VANCOUVER: AMPD Ventures Inc. has entered into a letter of intent for a strategic arrangement with AccelByte Inc., a news release said.

AccelByte is a Seattle, WA-based company formed by a team with years of experience building and operating large scale online game publishing platforms at leading companies such as Epic Games, Electronic Arts, Xbox, Ubisoft, and more.

AccelByte is focused on crafting technology solutions to serve the next generation of games. They aim to provide a ‘one stop shop’ for live game services, including a white-label platform-as-a-service game backend.

The team at AMPD has over twenty years of experience providing bespoke, customized high performance compute and cloud solutions for video games companies, both in the studio and in the data centre. Under the terms of the engagement, AMPD and AccelByte will work together to develop and refine a seamless ‘platform plus infrastructure’ solution across their combined network of video games and eSports developers, publishers, and distributors.

AccelByte has already introduced several clients to AMPD products and services, such as the AMPD Multi-CDN content distribution platform, and the AMPD Metal dedicated server offering.

“AMPD’s high-performance compute, cloud and CDN solutions are tailored specifically to the needs of video game and eSports companies and represent a sweet spot when it comes to balancing price, flexibility, and performance,” said Raymond Arifanto, VP of Technology at AccelByte.

“We are happy for the opportunity to partner with AMPD as a key infrastructure option for AccelByte customers to consider as they build, launch, and grow their multiplayer games.”

Games and eSports analytics firm Newzoo recently released its highly cited annual report on the size and state of the video gaming industry. The firm is predicting 2020 global game industry revenue from consumers of $159.3 billion, a 9.3% increase year-over-year. Newzoo estimates that 2.69 billion people will play video games in 2020, with the number of players expected to reach three billion, generating $200 billion, in 2023.

“The team at AccelByte have run some of the biggest multiplayer games in the world. They clearly understand the challenges of running online games at scale, and with the games market continuing to enjoy rapid growth, we believe this will be an important partnership for AMPD. AccelByte’s  latformagnostic solution stack, when combined with AMPD’s robust technology infrastructure, adds many important additional operational components for running a successful game while avoiding the pitfalls of vendor lock-in. The goal is the creation of a holistic, exceptionally high-performance game hosting solution for companies around the world,” said Anthony Brown, AMPD CEO.

AMPD specializes in providing high-performance cloud and computing solutions for low-latency applications, including video games and eSports, digital animation and visual effects, and big data collection, analysis and visualization.

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