Publisher Wargaming and Ukrainian game developer Frag Lab have joined forces to develop a next-generation free-to-play MMO shooter. The game is being built entirely on Amazon technology, from Lumberyard to GameLift and Amazon Web Services.
Shahzad Khan, Product Director at Wargaming, said:
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. 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.
Maxim Dembik, Frag Lab CEO, added:
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. 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.
Brian Taptich, Vice President at Amazon Game Tech, stated:
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. 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.
Frag Lab was founded in 2017 and has worked on Warface so far, though some of its 125 developers previously worked on games like Battlefield 2 and the Crysis franchise. More details on the game itself are expected to be unveiled publicly later this year. Until then, stay tuned on Wccftech.