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  Wargaming and Frag Lab Announce Development of a New Next-Gen F2P MMO Shooter Built with Amazon Game Tech
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03/14/2019
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

March 14, 2019 — Today, Wargaming is proud to announce that the company is partnering with Ukrainian developers Frag Lab to build a next-generation free-to-play shooter using nearly a dozen Amazon Web Services (AWS) products, Amazon GameLift dedicated server hosting, and the Amazon Lumberyard AAA game engine.

Frag Lab is a 125-strong studio, based in Kiev, established by a team that previously worked on the Crysis franchise, Battlefield 2 and most recently, Warface, a free-to-play online first-person shooter.

“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, Wargaming. “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.”

“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,” states Maxim Dembik, Frag Lab CEO. “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 Game Tech gives developers everything they need to create and connect amazing games by bringing together solutions from across Amazon. Wargaming and Frag Lab are using Amazon GameLift to operate and scale their multiplayer servers alongside nearly a dozen AWS products like Amazon Route 53, Simple Storage Service (S3), and Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (EKS), and is creating the game with the Amazon Lumberyard game engine.

“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, 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.”

A public announcement, which will feature more details on the entire product, is scheduled for later this year.

About Wargaming

Wargaming is an award-winning online game developer and publisher headquartered in Nicosia, Cyprus. Operating since 1998, Wargaming has grown to become one of the leaders in the gaming industry with 4500+ employees and offices spread all over the world. Over 200 million players enjoy Wargaming’s titles across all major gaming platforms. Their flagship products include the massively popular free-to-play hit World of Tanks and the strategic naval action game World of Warships.

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About Frag Lab

Founded in April 2017, the Ukrainian developer was formed by a group of industry veterans who most recently worked on Warface, a free-to-play online first-person shooter. The Kiev-based studio has grown into a 125-strong team, that includes industry professionals from Crytek, Ubisoft, GSC Game World and 4A Games. Frag Lab encourages an environment of openness and allows members to contribute to the creative process and the overall game vision.

The team is confident and ambitious in their aim to create a ground-breaking FPS title, which will deliver a brand-new experience to players. The studio’s ultimate goal is to implement a vision, based on their experience and the success of their previous project.