Improbable & The Multiplayer Guys

Improbable acquires online game development specialists The Multiplayer Guys, enhances services for game developers

26 September 2019

UK-based networking experts will continue to work with studios building and optimising multiplayer games

London, September 26, 2019  - British games technology company Improbable announces today that it has recently completed the acquisition of The Multiplayer Guys, a multiplayer game services company. The acquisition sees The Multiplayer Guys become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Improbable.

The Multiplayer Guys was founded in 2018 by industry veterans Rik Alexander, Steve Bennett and Rocco Loscalzo. Primarily based in Nottingham, the company now employs around 60 people, with an average of 10 years’ multiplayer game development and technology experience per employee. 

The Multiplayer Guys will continue to help developers and game studios deliver high-quality multiplayer experiences, providing fully scalable server/client architecture, synchronous and asynchronous peer-to-peer networking, live operations and other services. 

The Multiplayer Guys will operate independently, and will maintain their current focus on supporting their current and future customers in delivering great multiplayer experiences, using a wide range of services, best practices and industry-standard tools.

Herman Narula, CEO and Co-founder of Improbable, said “Improbable’s goal is to pioneer and practice new, better ways to approach multiplayer game development using next-generation tools like SpatialOS. But multiplayer development has many challenges, and by expanding the services that we offer we can help more developers to achieve greater results with their multiplayer games. 

“The Multiplayer Guys have shown their ability to help studios large and small deliver better multiplayer experiences faster. We’re delighted to add The Multiplayer Guys’ skill and experience to the services we offer.”

Rik Alexander, CEO and Co-founder of the Multiplayer Guys, said “Considering the growth and success that we’ve been experiencing, we weren’t looking to join a larger company, but no company is pioneering advances in multiplayer game development like Improbable. We will continue to offer our current services without any disruption, but with Improbable’s scale and engineering support we can continue our phenomenal growth rate while also working smarter, and bring new, experienced teams of multiplayer specialists online to serve more customers faster.”

About Improbable

Headquartered in London, Improbable is a company dedicated to providing technology for game makers to enable powerful virtual worlds and simulations designed to help solve previously intractable problems. In gaming and entertainment, this enables game makers to create richer, more immersive and persistent virtual worlds. improbable.io 

About SpatialOS

SpatialOS by Improbable is a cloud platform that enables developers to go beyond the limits of a single-server architecture, whilst providing a series of powerful tools and services for any type of online game. By building on SpatialOS, developers have access to a complete multiplayer solution that enables developers to build efficiently, ship quickly and innovate easily. For developers looking to push the boundaries of modern online games, SpatialOS leverages the computational power of the cloud to simulate virtual worlds much larger, richer and with more players than any single engine or server could. Whatever online game you’re building, SpatialOS can create your new reality. Find out more at improbable.io 

About The Multiplayer Guys

The Multiplayer Guys is a specialist outsource solution for multiplayer games. Founded in March 2018 by Rik Alexander, Steve Bennett and Rocco Loscalzo, the Multiplayer Guys now employs around 60 people, many of whom have been making games for over 20 years. 

Through a wealth of experience, The Multiplayer Guys has developed a track record of delivering: from solving hard technical problems for our customers, to areas of development including MMO engine and tools, full MMO, session-based first-person shooters, console-first multiplayer, and full physics-based multiplayer.

Partners include 2K Games, Mediatonic and several other AAA award-winning developers and publishers.

The Multiplayer Guys fosters a group of the most talented multiplayer engineers in the world, with a commitment to definitive best practices. Find out more at themultiplayerguys.com