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PlayFab is free to start and offers flexible plans for growth.

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PlayFab is free to start and offers flexible plans for growth.

  • Free to Start

    • Development Mode, Up to 10 Titles with up to 100k users per title.
    • Try out  Multiplayer Server hosting with up to 750 free compute hours.
    • Includes up to 10k total minutes of PlayFab Party Connectivity and Voice.

Then, when your title passes 100K users, pick the right plan:

  • Pay-as-you-go

    • Unlimited live titles & player accounts.
    • No monthly minimum.
    • Pay only for the services you use. No limits to service usage.
    • Access to PlayFab Forum support.
  • Standard Plan

    • Unlimited live titles & player accounts.
    • Included monthly meters valued at $400 USD, then pay-as-you-go on live titles.
    • Gold Support. Access to support ticket submission.
  • Premium Plan

    • Everything included in Standard Plan.
    • Included monthly meters valued at $8,000 USD, then pay-as-you-go on live titles.
    • Platinum Support. Access to support ticket submission with emergency escalations.
  • Enterprise Plan

    • Custom pricing based on volume.
    • Highest tier Platinum Support with emergency escalations.
    • Consult with experts to optimize your service usage.
    • Custom meter pricing based on volume.

Plan Pricing

Compare features to see which plan fits best for you

Events* Pay-as-you-go $0/mo for included meters
just pay-as-you-go
Standard Plan $99/mo for included meters
then pay-as-you-go
Premium Plan $1999/mo for included meters
then pay-as-you-go
PlayStream Events
$6.60 per million events*
20 Million Events $6 per additional million 500 Million Events $5.70 per additional million
Telemetry Events
$2.75 per million events*
10 Million Events $2.50 per additional million 500 Million Events $2.38 per additional million
*If the average event size is greater than 1KB, 1 event = the average event size
Profile
Reads
$0.33 per million reads
60 Million Reads $0.30 per additional million 1 Billion Reads $0.29 per additional million
Writes
$7.15 per million reads
30 Million Writes $6.50 per additional million 500 Million Writes $6.18 per additional million
Storage
$1.54 per GB
10 GB $1.40 per additional GB 250 GB $1.33 per additional GB
Content & Configuration
Reads
$0.00275 per thousand reads
200 Thousand Reads $0.0025 per additional thousand reads 15 Million Reads $0.0024 per additional thousand reads
Writes
$0.033 per thousand writes
100 Thousand Writes $0.03 per additional thousand writes 15 Million Writes $0.029 per additional thousand writes
Storage
$0.11 per GB
10 GB $0.1 per additional GB 50 GB $0.095 per additional GB
Cloudscript
Execution Time
$0.000022 per GB-s
400 Thousand GB-s $0.00002 per additional GB-s 1 Million GB-s $0.000019 per additional GB-s
Total Executions
$0.22 per million executions
1 Million executions $0.2 per additional million executions 100 Million executions $0.19 per additional million executions
Insights
Insights Credits Insights Performance Level 1 $0.72 per credit Insights Performance Level 1 25 Credits, $0.65 per additional credit Insights Performance Level 1 750 Credits, $0.62 per additional credit
Party - Updated!
Party Connectivity* $0.00001 per Player Minute Free if using Xbox Live 1 Million Minutes Free for additional minutes if using Xbox Live.
Otherwise $0.000009 per additional player minute.
10 Million Minutes Free for additional minutes if using Xbox Live.
Otherwise $0.000008 per additional player minute.
Party Voice* $0.0001 per Voice Minute Free if using Xbox Live 100,000 Minutes Free for additional minutes if using Xbox Live.
Otherwise $.00009 per additional player minute.
1 Million Minutes Free for additional minutes if using Xbox Live.
Otherwise $0.00008 per additional player minute.
Party Cognitive Services $0.0165 per additional cognitive services minute consumed 300 minutes $0.015 per additional cognitive minute. 900 minutes $0.0143 per additional % of cognitive minute.
Party Egress

$0.05 / GB Zone 1 Free if using Xbox Live

$0.08 / GB Zone 2 Free if using Xbox Live

$0.16 / GB Zone 3 Free if using Xbox Live

10 GB Zone 1 $0.05 per additional GB

10 GB Zone 2 $0.08 per additional GB

10 GB Zone 3 $0.16 per additional GB

10 GB Zone 1 $0.05 per additional GB

10 GB Zone 2 $0.08 per additional GB

10 GB Zone 3 $0.16 per additional GB

*We have increased the number of included minutes in the Standard and Premium Plans and lowered the pricing per additional minute for Party Connectivity and Party Voice.
File Management CDN
CDN Egress $0.10 per GB
Support
Forums
Support Documentation
Support Ticket Submission  
Emergency Escalation    

Multiplayer Servers Pricing

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When MPS is enabled, you can use Multiplayer Servers for free in a limited capacity to evaluate the building of multiplayer server games.

Games that require Multiplayer Servers must purchase additional capacity for Virtual Machine instance hours, Network egress and Storage. View the detailed price sheet.

       
Included VM Instance Hours

Regions

East US

North Europe

VMs

750 Av2 Hours per month

750 Fv2 Hours per month

Multiplayer Servers Egress

10 GB Zone 1 $0.05 per additional GB

10 GB Zone 2 $0.08 per additional GB

10 GB Zone 3 $0.20 per additional GB
10 GB Storage

Frequently Asked Questions about PlayFab Pricing

Visit the PlayFab Pricing Overview page to find a series of articles and information that will detail how PlayFab pricing works including definitions of our consumption-based Pricing Meters.

Current PlayFab customers can visit the Billing Summary page to preview your titles’ usage amounts to help determine your estimated costs. You can access the Billing Summary page from the “My Studios and Titles” homepage by clicking on the ellipsis “…” to see your studio settings. We have also created a Best Practices Guide that provides tips for using and optimizing each meter and will help guide you through managing your costs.

New customers can start testing PlayFab in Development Mode, which is a free-to-try state that provides developers with the flexibility to connect a title to PlayFab without running up the bill. In Development Mode you will be able to see your titles Billing Summary page that details your usage and will help in estimating longer term costs.

All PlayFab titles are in one of two possible states – Development Mode and Live. Development Mode is a free-to-try and test state that provides developers with the flexibility to connect a title to PlayFab without running up the bill. A title in development mode can only have up to 100k users. Accounts can have up to 10 titles in Development Mode.

By default, every title created starts in Development Mode. The My Studios and Titles main page will indicate which state a title is in through a mark on the bottom, left corner of the title block. This indicator can also be viewed at the top of the left nav within a title. Titles in Development Mode are labeled Development. Read more about Development Mode.

You can change your plan in Game Manager using the Plan Recommendation and Plan Selection pages. Read more about Account Upgrades.

PlayFab Insights is a feature currently in public preview. It is a completely managed data environment, giving you instant access to your games data without the need for additional engineering. All Insights features are billed in a virtual currency called "Insights Credits". Each performance level for insights is billed to the minute (Insights Credits Per Hour / 60). The cost in credits for each performance level is located at the bottom of the table on the Insights Management page. Visit the Insights pricing page to understand the relationship of Insights Performance settings to your cost.

Depending on your current pricing plan, you pay for what you use on PlayFab Party at the rate specified on this page. More detailed PlayFab Party billing meter descriptions can be found on the PlayFab Party pricing page.

PlayFab Party can be enabled in the Game Manager by clicking on the Party tab. For detailed instructions on enabling PlayFab Party visit the PlayFab Party Quickstart.

All customers get access to our web forums, documentation, and tutorials. In addition, we have an active community in Slack, where developers can share their experiences and knowledge with one another. Customers on a paid plan get access to dedicated support, including the ability to submit tickets. At the Enterprise level, customers will have dedicated support. Learn more about technical support.

PlayFab's multiplayer server hosting service allows you to operate a dynamically scaling pool of custom game servers in Azure. Multiplayer Servers can be enabled in Game Manager by selecting the Multiplayer tab. For detailed instructions on enabling PlayFab Multiplayer Servers visit the Multiplayer Server Quickstart.

All PlayFab customers who have selected a plan can access the service and use a limited, free quota of multiplayer servers for product evaluation and testing. Multiplayer Servers are billed on a consumption-basis and billed separately. Visit these resources to learn more about Multiplayer Server billing and pricing.

The Billing Summary page provides a daily snapshot of your month-to-date estimate charges. Use the information on this page to estimate what your bill will look like at the end of the month and view past months to understand trends and comparisons. The billing details page helps you determine what the biggest consumers of your metered resources are and gives you information that you can use to reduce your charges in subsequent months.

Admin or billing permissions are required to view the Billing Summary page. Visit Billing Summary Overview to learn more.

All PlayFab Essentials, Indie and Pro Tier accounts will be transitioned to modern pricing on November 1, 2020. To understand how this transition will impact your account, visit the Pricing Transition documentation page.