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Live Service Development in 2024: The Developer’s Perspective

What are the key trends affecting live service game developers in 2024? How are they adapting to a rapidly evolving marketplace, and what are their biggest challenges and pain points?

To understand these issues, Omdia has partnered with AccelByte to conduct brand new research surveying live service developers, unveiling numerous insights into the state of live service development today, including:
  • Already over 50% of live service developers are small studios and improvements in backend technology are continuing to make live service development more widely accessible.
  • Costs are increasing at 80% of studios, and according to 91% of developers, a shortage of backend and LiveOps talent makes staffing full in-house teams in these key areas a major challenge.
  • 94% of developers have increased their use of external technology, recognizing that this one of the best and easiest ways for studios to reduce costs and complexity.
  • The average satisfaction rating of external tech solutions is 83%. Backend service providers have an average net favorability rating of +53%.
  • And more!

Plus, get an overview in our recording from GDC. In this session, Omdia analyst Liam Deane and Rob Schoeppe, Chief Commercial Officer at AccelByte, discuss the key findings from this new research.

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