Last Updated: 8/13/2021, 7:10:24 AM

# Social

# Overview

AccelByte Social and Game services offer you a variety of utilities to maximize player engagement with your game. Our services include all of the lobby, matchmaking, and statistics services demanded by modern gameplay, and offer you total control and customizability over how these services are deployed. To access these services, you can download our SDK

AccelByte Social and Game services offer several advantages for game developers, including:

  1. Real time notifications We use WebSocket to ensure that communication between the game and the player or between multiple players is smooth and immediate. With our services players are all connected to the same hub, making social connection easy. Our lobby can handle millions of concurrent player connections and maintains a persistent connection with the game client to ensure notifications are sent as soon as they need to be.
  2. Integrated social and e-commerce services AccelByte services come ready to work together, so you can easily grant top players game entitlements or credit in their wallet. Reward your players for their loyalty to your game and they’ll keep coming back for more.
  3. Account management made easy You can use either our account management or preserve your legacy account management. If you already have a solid account management system in place, you don’t have to migrate that data to our system to use our services.
  4. Mix and match 3rd party services Our services are packaged individually as microservices, meaning you can use what you need and leave the rest. You can also combine our services with other 3rd party services that you already love, so if you already have a great matchmaking service you can integrate it with our lobby, or vice versa.