Xsolla Partners with Gcore to Boost Global Game Distribution

DateMay 23, 2024

Global CDN provider Gcore, delivering edge AI, cloud, network, and security solutions, has announced a strategic partnership with video game commerce company Xsolla. This collaboration aims to provide game developers and publishers with new global distribution channels, enhancing the gaming experience for players worldwide. Leveraging Gcore‘s extensive network of 180 global points of presence (PoPs), this alliance promises reduced time-to-play and more efficient game downloads.

The Xsolla Launcher, a “robust” tool designed for game development companies of all sizes, will play a pivotal role in this partnership. It would facilitate wider distribution, simplify game installation, and enhance player communication and monetization, allowing developers to focus on creativity and core business logic. By utilizing Gcore’s Content Delivery Network (CDN), the Xsolla Launcher ensures seamless and speedy game downloads by efficiently fetching and caching game components and initiating rapid downloads upon player request.

David Stelzer, President of Xsolla, emphasized the benefits of this collaboration, stating, “At Xsolla, we’re committed to elevating the gaming experience for developers and players globally. Our collaboration with Gcore’s cutting-edge CDN technology significantly narrows the gap between the game and its players by delivering assets at unparalleled speed. This integration into our new Xsolla Launcher sets the bar for high-performance service and empowers our customers to focus on what they do best: create captivating games.”

Xsolla Launcher

Gcore’s CDN was chosen by Xsolla engineers for its extensive global network of over 180 edge servers, which would ensure uninterrupted delivery of game assets worldwide. With a network capacity exceeding 110 Tbps and connectivity to 14,000 peering partners, Gcore effectively prevents congestion and disruptions, even during major game releases. Gcore would also operate under strict security measures and meticulous server maintenance, guaranteeing exceptional availability. Furthermore, the integration of Gcore’s CDN with its proprietary DNS services minimizes the risk of service interruptions or outages.

Ilya Matveev, Business Development Director at Gcore, expressed enthusiasm about the partnership, saying, “We’re thrilled to be part of Xsolla’s pioneering solution, driving the gaming industry forward. Xsolla Launcher brings flexibility to the industry, allowing companies to implement a direct-to-consumer (D2C) approach, enabling them to monetize their existing game fan base without the burden of platform fees. Relying on the power of Gcore’s edge infrastructure, Xsolla Launcher is revolutionizing game distribution by eliminating market barriers, reducing development costs, and fostering creativity.”

This partnership between Gcore and Xsolla represents a significant advancement in the gaming industry, promising enhanced efficiency, reduced costs, and greater creative freedom for game developers and publishers. By leveraging Gcore’s robust network infrastructure, the Xsolla Launcher is set to redefine game distribution, ensuring players around the world enjoy a seamless and enriched gaming experience.

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