With the latest Photon 2.0 Release Candidate we decided to offer a FREE Edition of Photon.
Find all the details on the pricing page: http://www.exitgames.com/Photon/Pricing.
Short & sweet. Tell us what you think.
Missed detail: with the introduction of the free license, existing 50ccu licenses will be upgraded to the next license type for free. We will mail you about this.
That’s awesome! I love the $1 or less cost per connection, makes Photon the obvious choice over SmartFoxServer. One thing that would make Photon excel to the top would be some Unity-Photon video tutorials along with the SDK. While I feel like I’ve reached the level where I don’t need tutorials to figure stuff out, I’d imagine that it would being a large mass of users and greatly increase the Photon community.
Just a thought. ðŸ™‚
Thanks for the feedback. Our focus is less the $/connection ratio but on the technology lead:
>> reliable UDP and binary protocol (only this allows FPSs and MMOs)
>> native core and extensibility in C# (for maximum performance)
>> lean and simple
Video tutorials: You are right and this is on our roadmap in the next months.
Thanks Christof, you’re absolutely right, cost isn’t the only thing you guys boast. I’m currently working on a single player game, but I hope to use Photon for future projects.
I’m looking forward to seeing your tutorials.