Sony has announced a $60 million investment in the company AccelByte. The agreement is focused in the development of online services for games, with the provision of accessible “first class” tools that do not depend on the platform’s digital stores.
The brand initiative reinforces interest in creating increasingly greater online scenarios, especially after the acquisition of Bungie and the investment of more than US$ 1 billion in Epic Games, in order to drive the metaverse. Now, a new round moves Sony behind the scenes, with joint funding alongside Galaxy Interactive and NetEase.
A description on the AccelByte website defines the company as a group of “industry veterans” who have designed reference systems on platforms such as Fortnite, Epic Store, Xbox Live, PlayStation Network and EA Origin. Currently, the company is managed by Junaili Lie and proposes to provide new generation mechanisms for developers.
So far, there are no concrete plans regarding AccelByte’s involvement in future PlayStation games. However, the revelation of the agreement indicates the gradual interest in working with monetization in games and deploying increasingly stable and global online services.