Multiplayer with PlayFab
Multiplayer action can be a great addition to many games, and PlayFab provides several services focused on multiplayer scenarios:
- Leaderboards - Track and respond to player activity with statistics and leaderboards.
- Matchmaking - Deploy custom matchmaking rules to group players quickly.
- Servers - Dynamically scale custom multiplayer servers in Azure.
- Party - Connect players with networking and accessible in-game chat.
Leaderboards and Matchmaking are both production services offered in PlayFab Essentials, our core services package, without any additional cost.
Servers is a production service, which costs extra (see Multiplayer Server billing).
Party is a pre-production service still being finalized. It is offered with very limited quota, and is free (for the time being). It will become a premium service when production support is enabled later this year.
|Leaderboards||Production||Included in PlayFab essentials|
|Matchmaking||Production (Preview)||Included in PlayFab essentials|
|Servers||Production (Preview)||Premium Service - 30% Preview Discount|
|Party||Pre-production (Beta)||Premium Service - Free during beta|