Wargaming and Frag Lab team with Amazon Game Tech for its upcoming next-gen F2P shooter

Wargaming and Frag Lab have announced its upcoming next-gen free-to-play MMO shooter will be built with Amazon Game Tech.

Stating "Amazon Game Tech gives developers everything they need to create and connect amazing games", the partners are "confident and ambitious in their aim to create a ground-breaking FPS title, which will deliver a brand-new experience to players". Wargaming and Frag Lab are using Amazon GameLift "to operate and scale their multiplayer servers" alongside "nearly a dozen AWS products" such as Amazon Route 53, Simple Storage Service (S3), and Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (EKS). The game itself is being created with the Amazon Lumberyard game engine.

"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,” states Shahzad Khan, product director at Wargaming. “We knew by combining their experience working on a successful shooter with our unrivalled 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,” added Frag Lab CEO, Maxim Dembik. "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 of 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."

More details about the game are expected later this year.

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