You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Amazon Reveals Game Engine With Native Twitch Support

Amazon is evidently getting more serious about gaming, following an announcement of a free, cross-platform 3D game engine called Amazon Lumberyard.

The new engine launched a beta today for console and PC developers, with plans to add mobile and virtual reality support later. Lumberyard includes “hundreds” of the elements that developers need when creating a game including cloth physics, audio tool, character and animation editors, weather effects, vehicle systems and a full-featured editor.

Unsurprisingly, Lumberyard will also have native Twitch support included. Amazon forked over $1 billion back in 2014 for the streaming platform.

“By starting game projects with Amazon Lumberyard, developers are able to spend more of their time creating differentiated gameplay and building communities of fans, and less time on the undifferentiated heavy lifting of building game engine components and managing server infrastructure,” Amazon said in a statement.

In another gaming announcement today, Amazon unveiled Amazon GameLift, a program that allows developers to increase the scale and performance of their multiplayer games.

Lumberyard is free to developers, although they must pay standard Amazon Web Services fees for the AWS services they choose to use. The Amazon GameLift service includes a per-player fee of $1.50 per 1,000 daily active users, in addition to AWS fees for compute, storage and data transfers.

More Digital

  • Netflix

    Netflix Stock Closes at Record-Breaking $404.98 After Analysts Raise Price Targets

    Amazon is evidently getting more serious about gaming, following an announcement of a free, cross-platform 3D game engine called Amazon Lumberyard. The new engine launched a beta today for console and PC developers, with plans to add mobile and virtual reality support later. Lumberyard includes “hundreds” of the elements that developers need when creating a […]

  • Tim Cook, Mark Zuckerberg and Susan

    Apple, Facebook, YouTube CEOs Speak Out Against Family Separation

    Amazon is evidently getting more serious about gaming, following an announcement of a free, cross-platform 3D game engine called Amazon Lumberyard. The new engine launched a beta today for console and PC developers, with plans to add mobile and virtual reality support later. Lumberyard includes “hundreds” of the elements that developers need when creating a […]

  • facebook watch Studio

    Facebook Watch Aims to Reinvent TV With New Interactive Shows

    Amazon is evidently getting more serious about gaming, following an announcement of a free, cross-platform 3D game engine called Amazon Lumberyard. The new engine launched a beta today for console and PC developers, with plans to add mobile and virtual reality support later. Lumberyard includes “hundreds” of the elements that developers need when creating a […]

  • Outlander Episode 310

    Starz Is Coming to YouTube TV as a $9 Add-On

    Amazon is evidently getting more serious about gaming, following an announcement of a free, cross-platform 3D game engine called Amazon Lumberyard. The new engine launched a beta today for console and PC developers, with plans to add mobile and virtual reality support later. Lumberyard includes “hundreds” of the elements that developers need when creating a […]

  • VidCon

    Vidcon 2018: Viacom Makes Its Mark, Organizers Focus on Diversity

    Amazon is evidently getting more serious about gaming, following an announcement of a free, cross-platform 3D game engine called Amazon Lumberyard. The new engine launched a beta today for console and PC developers, with plans to add mobile and virtual reality support later. Lumberyard includes “hundreds” of the elements that developers need when creating a […]

  • Google Podcasts App Launches on Android,

    Google Launches Podcast Listening App on Android

    Amazon is evidently getting more serious about gaming, following an announcement of a free, cross-platform 3D game engine called Amazon Lumberyard. The new engine launched a beta today for console and PC developers, with plans to add mobile and virtual reality support later. Lumberyard includes “hundreds” of the elements that developers need when creating a […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content