Apparently, Amazon is now making a game engine. Wat?
The move is typical Amazon, bringing the company benefits at a number of different levels, and making third parties dependent on its services. Developers build a game for free using Lumberyard, and when they want to add support for multiplayer or other connected services, they buy the server time from Amazon. Then, if they want to make live streaming easier for their game, why wouldn’t they go with Twitch — the market leader and a service that’s built directly into the software they’re using.
This seems like a ton of work just to sell some EC2 server time.