World of Tanks developer Wargaming has revealed that they have partnered with Ukrainian developer Frag Lab to develop a next-generation free-to-play shooter using various Amazon Web Services (AWS) like Amazon GameLift for hosting servers, as well as the Amazon Lumberyard engine.
Frag Lab has developers with experience in the likes of Crysis, Warface, and Battlefield, and Amazon GameLift lets the pair operate their multiplayer servers alongside other AWS products like Simple Storage Service. As for what the game actually is though, the press release promises a public announcement on the product later this year.
"When Frag Lab approached us with their vision of what they wanted to develop, we felt that it perfectly matched our core values, and their passion was palpable," says Shahzad Khan, Product Director at Wargaming. "We knew by combining their experience working on a successful shooter with our unrivaled free-to-play expertise, together we could bring this vision to life."
"Having Wargaming as a publishing partner was the obvious choice for us; they have a great wealth of experience in delivering successful titles to players worldwide," adds Maxim Dembik, Frag Lab's CEO. "We started this ambitious project from scratch with nothing but our collective knowledge, and this gave us the opportunity to choose any technology we wanted. We're always looking to embrace new tech and we're glad we did: Amazon Lumberyard is the perfect fit for our vision."
"Amazon is obsessed with helping game developers be successful at every stage of development, and we're excited to work with Wargaming and Frag Lab as they build, scale, and operate this new project globally," said Brian Taptich, Vice President at Amazon Game Tech. "Wargaming and Frag Lab are known for high-fidelity, low-latency multiplayer games that are insanely fun, and we can't wait to see what they build using Amazon Game Tech."
What could we see from this venture?