Ready At Dawn, the award-winning independent video game developer, has partnered with Multiplay, the Game Server Hosting specialist, to host its hotly anticipated new title; Deformers. The physics-based arena brawler, with online or split-screen co-op multiplayer, is due to be released on April 21, 2017 and has just completed successful open beta weekends.
Multiplay’s innovative hybrid cloud orchestration service has been developed specifically for the gaming industry and was successfully showcased with last year’s release of Respawn’s Titanfall 2. The hosting technology provides Ready At Dawn with the ability to utilise bare-metal servers in global locations, with multiple cloud providers for additional coverage and almost unlimited scaling.
Ready At Dawn decided to change their hosting strategy when presented with Multiplay’s hybrid scaling platform. They were looking for a partner to launch their game who has extensive experience in supporting new game titles. The dedicated game hosting team stepped in to integrate Deformers with Multiplay’s platform, providing valuable consultancy and feedback on every patch, helping catch potential issues and resulting in significantly reduced hosting costs.
Multiplay’s unique hosting platform provides access to major cloud providers such as Google Cloud Platform, Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. The technology allows Multiplay’s clients to use multiple cloud and bare metal services at the same time and provides another level of redundancy to further reduce downtime, keeping the players online.
Andrea Pessino, CTO at Ready At Dawn, added:
“From the moment we became aware of Multiplay’s Hybrid Hosting service we knew that it would be the ideal solution for Deformers. Their Clanforge technology allows us to offer our players more physical server regions than other services we explored, while retaining flexible, responsive scaling and dynamic server specifications. This coverage means lower latency for more players, a crucial factor for a multiplayer-only action game such as Deformers. What we did not know was just how much passion and dedication the Multiplay team has for games and game development, and how much fun it would be to work with them on bringing Deformers to gamers everywhere. We are grateful for their enthusiasm and support with our game, and we are confident that by partnering with them we are providing our players with one of the best online hosting services currently available.”
Paul Manuel, Digital Director at Multiplay, commented:
“Deformers has all the elements to become an enormously successful game. Launching a brand new IP with this amount of potential presents the classic hosting challenge we specialise in, i.e. How much server capacity will the game need? Our auto-scaling technology will ensure that servers spin up in line with the player demand. We will be using bare metal and multi-cloud infrastructure so there is no fear of capacity issues. The team love Deformers and can’t wait to see the game take-off.”
Multiplay has also recently partnered with developers to successfully host some of 2016’s biggest titles including Respawn Entertainment’s Titanfall 2 and Tripwire Interactive’s Killing Floor 2.
Founded in 1997, Multiplay is a gaming services company specialising in online hosting, events management, esports and more. Multiplay is passionate about gaming and providing unparalleled experiences to gamers across the globe – from state of the art consumer and enterprise hosting, powered by Clanforge®, to the event production of major third party events, including running MineCon since 2015, to the running of the Insomnia Gaming Festival, the UK’s largest games event incorporating LAN gaming areas, eSports tournaments an exhibition hall and more. GAME Digital acquired Multiplay in March 2015.
For more information, please visit http://www.multiplay.com
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About Ready at Dawn
Ready At Dawn Studios was founded in 2003 and in its early years, set a new standard for PSP® games with its multi-million selling, award winning titles Daxter™, God of War®: Chains of Olympus, God of War®: Ghost of Sparta and the PS4 blockbuster, The Order: 1886™. Beyond Deformers™, the studio is also hard at work on one of the biggest VR productions to date, Lone Echo™. Ready At Dawn’s technological innovations, its reputation for excellence in artistry and design, and its combined experience developing blockbuster franchises, ensure the studio will continue to raise player expectations. Ready At Dawn Studios is located in Irvine, California. www.readyatdawn.com