All the sessions from Transform 2021 are available on-demand now. Watch now.
PlayFab announced it has raised $3.15 million in a second round of funding for its infrastructure for connected PC and mobile games.
The company is one of the important new players that helps small and medium-sized independent game companies — as well as major game publishers — operate online games more easily on just about every platform, including PlayStation, Xbox, PC, iOS, Android, and various virtual reality platforms.
“Our vision hasn’t changed since we started PlayFab in 2014,” said James Gwertzman, CEO of PlayFab, in an email to GamesBeat. “We provide a back-end platform for game developers that provides the tools and services they need to operate their games post-launch.”
PlayFab previously raised a round of funding in February 2015. Now it has more than 350 live games with more than 26 million monthly active players.
Three top investment pros open up about what it takes to get your video game funded.
Overall, the company works with more than 1,000 game studios and has more than 120 million player accounts in its system. Customers include Rovio, Capcom, Bandai Namco, Atari, Miniclip, Obsidian Entertainment, Tripwire Interactive, and Kongregate.
GamesBeatGamesBeat's creed when covering the game industry is "where passion meets business." What does this mean? We want to tell you how the news matters to you -- not just as a decision-maker at a game studio, but also as a fan of games. Whether you read our articles, listen to our podcasts, or watch our videos, GamesBeat will help you learn about the industry and enjoy engaging with it. How will you do that? Membership includes access to:
- Newsletters, such as DeanBeat
- The wonderful, educational, and fun speakers at our events
- Networking opportunities
- Special members-only interviews, chats, and "open office" events with GamesBeat staff
- Chatting with community members, GamesBeat staff, and other guests in our Discord
- And maybe even a fun prize or two
- Introductions to like-minded parties