Microsoft Azure PlayFab

Features / Game Services / Multiplayer Services

Give players the multiplayer game experience they want—powered by the cloud with minimal lag

Dedicated multiplayer servers deliver low-latency and high reliability for real-time gameplay and LiveOps, without the challenges of building, managing, and running servers at scale

Multiplayer Servers

Build, deploy, and scale your game quickly on reliable, multiplayer servers.

Dynamically scale from 100 players to 10,000,000 and more

Only pay for Azure resources that deliver gameplay, and a small pool of standing-by servers to handle bursts in player demand without impacting the game experience.

Grow with the proven scale of Xbox and Microsoft Azure

Launch and scale on a global infrastructure with access to over 20 datacenters worldwide, for real-time, low-latency, high-reliability gameplay.

Control server and development costs without sacrificing performance

Take command of the power, reach, and economy of Azure, using PlayFab experiences and tools optimized for game developers. Get 24/7 operational insight with real-time telemetry and analytics build from the ground-up to enable gaming LiveOps.

Responsive Matchmaking

Sort, filter, and assemble users for maximum compatibility and fun.

Build player skills and increase gameplay time

Give players at all levels faster, higher-quality matches for more exciting and rewarding play, while balancing the quality of the match with the time it takes to match.

Control and customize the game experience

Set matchmaking parameters to fit the style and structure of your game. Access insights and continuously tune matchmaking rules to optimize the player experience.

Adapt and improve matches over time

The powerful, flexible matchmaking algorithm, developed by Xbox Live, enables you to analyze data and optimize rules so matches continue to adapt and improve.


Rainbow Six Siege

Multiplayer servers help Ubisoft bring world-class gaming experiences to 30 million players.

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Sea of Thieves

Sea of Thieves is using multiplayer servers to bring more exciting experiences to their immersive world.

Forza Horizon 4

The creators of Forza Horizon 4 are growing their game with Live Ops through PlayFab multiplayer services.