Yahoo Acquires Gaming Infrastructure Startup PlayerScale

Yahoo has announced another acquisition. This time it has acquired California based gaming start-up PlayerScale. PlayerScale makes software infrastructure for cross-platform gaming.


PlayerScale was founded in 2009 by three persons. At the time of acquisition, it had staff of 14. Yahoo tells that 7 people from PlayerScale are joining Yahoo. Now, Company has more than 150 million players and adding 400,000 new users every day.

“Today is a great day — both in our journey with PlayerScale and for users of our Player.IO product. We are happy to announce the next big step toward our goal of building the best possible gaming infrastructure platform: we have been acquired by Yahoo!. And don’t worry, we’re not going anywhere. Our platform will continue to support the same great games that you love playing today … and in fact, it will only get better from here!,” PlayScale CEo, Jesper Jensen said in a blog post.

“Our goal has always been to help developers build the best possible games, without having to worry about building and scaling the infrastructure required to operate today’s biggest successes. In working with the folks at Yahoo!, it has become clear that we share this passion,” he added.

PlayerScale announced that it will continue to support its existing products to improve it cross-platform gaming.

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