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Last Updated: 11/4/2022, 9:18:00 AM

# Play Overview

# Overview

AccelByte Cloud’s Play services help you spawn and manage gameplay sessions. Our Matchmaking service lets you put players together according to rules that you can define and customize. Armada, our fleet management service, is a provider agnostic service that helps you spawn dedicated servers on cloud and bare metal machines across multiple regions.

AccelByte Cloud’s Play services offer several advantages for game developers, including:

  • Developer-driven matchmaking rules With AccelByte Cloud’s Matchmaking service, you can create your own matchmaking and flexing rules based on parameters of your choosing.
  • Easy backfilling You can easily requeue your game sessions into the matchmaker to backfill any missing spots.
  • Quality of service guaranteed The Armada fleet management service can spawn dedicated servers in the regions closest to the players that need them.
  • Game mode specific dedicated servers The matchmaking service works seamlessly with the Armada fleet management service to allow you to have a specific matchmaking ruleset that spawns a specific dedicated server for a unique game mode.
  • Maximum cost efficiency By combining the static but more cost efficient bare-metal servers with the elastic cloud to handle traffic spikes, you can keep hosting costs down without sacrificing performance.
  • Professional support We’ll help you create a service profile that is best fitted to your game. Our dedicated team can help you understand how to provision bare metal machines and cloud environments to get the most out of your hosting.

AccelByte Cloud’s Play services also support Peer-to-peer (P2P) connections using WebRTC (opens new window) communications with Session Traversal Utilities for NAT (STUN) and Traversal Using Relays around NAT (TURN) protocol to handle multi-party calls.