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Epic Games intends to keep improving Fortnite through Amazon Web Services

Epic Games intends to keep improving Fortnite through Amazon Web Services

Fortnite developer Epic Games is planning a partnership with Amazon Web Services to continue building on the battle royale phenomenon.

Amazon Web Services already power Fortnite’s servers and website. Now, Epic wants to enhance the title with AWS’ full suite of tools, including its machine learning and analytics services.

“We’ve been developing our services on AWS since 2012,” said Epic Games platform director Chris Dyl.

”AWS has the broadest and deepest portfolio of services that allow us to stay focused on driving innovation in our products rather than the basic infrastructure needed to get or keep a service running. “Their unmatched scalability has been instrumental in keeping pace with our rocketing player populations.”

Going forwards, Dyl confirmed that Epic intends to go all-in on AWS’ lineup of services, saying: “We are excited to work with AWS to expand our use of analytics, machine learning, and containerized applications using Kubernetes to make our sizable infrastructure even easier to maintain.”

AWS commercial sales vice president Mike Clayville added: “Fortnite’s meteoric rise is a quintessential example of how embracing the cloud and utilizing it fully can significantly impact the trajectory of your business.”

“Throughout Fortnite’s phenomenal growth trajectory, Epic Games has relied upon AWS to provide gamers with the best gaming experience in the world and to speed innovation on a regular basis. Together, we look forward to driving new player experiences, leveraging AWS analytics and machine learning services.”


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Natalie Clayton is an Edinburgh-based freelance writer and game developer. Besides PCGamesInsider and Pocketgamer.biz, she's written across the games media landscape and was named in the 2018 GamesIndustry.biz 100 Rising Star list.

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