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Amazon Games expands third-party publishing efforts with Glowmade partnership

Amazon Games claims the move will allow it to become a "best-in-class" publisher.

Chris Kerr, News Editor

September 22, 2021

1 Min Read

Amazon Games has partnered with UK indie studio Glowmade to expand its third-party publishing efforts.

The deal will see Amazon Games publish an upcoming "creative online co-op experience" from Glowmade, whose team has previously worked on titles including Fable, Little Big Planet, Horizon Zero Dawn, and Battlefield.

The news comes around a year after Amazon Games nabbed the exclusive publishing rights to an upcoming title from Korean studio Smilegate RPG.

Outside the world of publishing, Amazon is also developing projects in-house, although those efforts have so far delivered mixed results. Last year, the company chose to cancel its free-to-play shooter Crucible after branding the project unsustainable, and prior to that scrapped a Lumberyard-powered brawler called Breakaway.

There has been some progress, however, and Amazon is currently preparing to launch its open-world MMO New World on September 28, just months after the closed beta for the title pulled in over 200,000 concurrent players on Steam.

About the Author(s)

Chris Kerr

News Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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