Guest Blog - ChilliConnect on Amazon's GameSparks Purchase

It’s safe to say that online and social features are an integral part of most major game releases in 2017. Such features are almost a prerequisite in the upper reaches of the mobile chart and whilst solo-focused experiences still have a place on PC and console, always-connected, F2P-inspired design has found its way onto these platforms through long-term successes like Overwatch and Destiny. In the past it was often the case that developers had to invest serious time and money into building the tech to manage live games in-house, but in recent years we have seen unprecedented growth in developers offering full backend-as-a-service (BaaS) systems.