Items and inventories are common mechanisms that you can use to add customization and depth to your game. Defining and tracking items in PlayFab gives you top-notch analytics and LiveOps support for your in-game catalog.
- Catalog - Catalogs offer an easy way to manage your game's virtual items. They are listings of every item available in your game.
- Catalog Items – PlayFab Items can represent just about any type of virtual goods that you might use, from Durables to Bundles to Locked containers.
- Player Inventory - All player accounts have an inventory. The inventory contains all of the owned Item Instances as well as the item history to-date.
- Virtual Currency - PlayFab offers up to 10 virtual currencies per title. Currencies can be used to purchase Items from the Catalog or a Store, represent soft currency converted from In App Purchases, or be used as a mechanic to drive gameplay.
PlayFab provides a large interactive playing field for interaction with items and inventory, and the Item definition in the Catalog allows for quite a bit of customization. However, most common interactions are through just a few key APIs: