Unity Gaming Services is said to bring multiplayer games online through seamless integration with Unity Netcode and Transport in just a few clicks.
Unity announced the beta launch of Unity Gaming Services, the company's new platform experience that unifies Unity’s existing Operate Solutions for games and introduces new tools and services to simplify any developer’s ability to launch cross-platform, multiplayer games.
Unity Gaming Services is said to bring multiplayer games online through seamless integration with Unity Netcode and Transport in just a few clicks. The new platform also offers the ability to sync game logic with Unity’s backend services without going through a heavy platform release process. "Unity Gaming Services is free to start, and developers only pay as they scale with transparent pricing," wrote the team.
"Our mission is to enable success for our developers, who today are managing an increasingly complex new reality that needs to meet growing player demand for cross-platform multiplayer games and at the same time requires tremendous cloud networking expertise and presents technical and operational challenges far beyond game design itself," said Ingrid Lestiyo, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Operate Solutions, Unity. "With the growing player demand for cross-platform multiplayer games, Unity Gaming Services reduces the barrier to entry for developers to launch more multiplayer games that collectively will expand the size of the industry, and titles available for play."
The platform is open to all developers for free during its beta period. It also comes with support for Android, iOS, Linux, Mac, and Windows. The team also noted that console support is currently on an invite-only basis, "but will be made available soon". You can sign-up here.