AccelByte, a platform that helps game creators build backend services and tools, has raised $60 million in Series B led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2.
AccelByte’s platform enables developers to build, scale and operate live service games across the player experience loop, including lobby, friends, matchmaking, cloud progression, achievements, season pass, launcher and patcher and more.
The firm has seen strong traction as the game industry has experienced explosive growth in well-funded, venture-backed studios. AccelByte claims it has tripled its customer numbers since the Series A, and more than 30 studios are building on the AccelByte platform, Lie told TechCrunch. Its current clients include Dreamhaven, Build A Rocket Boy, 1047 Games, KRAFTON, Deep Silver Volition, Theorycraft Games, Remedy Entertainment, Raid Base and Starbreeze Studios, among others, Lie noted.
A small investment on Sony's part but one that is clearly in an effort to further their live-service goals.