Game Servers pricing

Promotion: The use of the Game Servers service incurs no additional fees through December 31, 2020; you will be billed only for the underlying use of Kubernetes clusters associated with your use of the Game Servers service.

Starting in January 2021, there is still no additional charge for the first cluster we manage, but each additional cluster will be billed as described in the pricing overview section.

This document explains Game Servers pricing details. You can also use the Google Cloud Pricing Calculator to estimate the cost of using Game Servers.

If you pay in a currency other than USD, the prices listed in your currency on Cloud Platform SKUs apply.

Pricing overview

When you use Game Servers, you are charged for the number of game server clusters managed by Game Servers in your project.

Game server clusters are measured starting with the second game server cluster. There is no additional charge for the first cluster managed by Game Servers.

Game server clusters

A game server cluster maps to a Kubernetes namespace with Agones installed. When you register a Kubernetes cluster with Game Servers, a game server cluster is created. The underlying Kubernetes cluster is not managed by Game Servers, only the Agones installation running on it.

First cluster billing

The first game server cluster we manage is never billed. Billing ignores the first game server cluster and starts with the second one managed by Game Servers.

Pricing table

If you pay in a currency other than USD, the prices listed in your currency on Cloud Platform SKUs apply.

Pricing example: Small game

Assume 5 Kubernetes clusters are required for a small game with 9,000 CCU, and Game Servers charges per game server cluster it manages.

  • 4 game server clusters * $0.50 per game server cluster: $2.00 per hour.

Monthly total

In this example, the total monthly bill for Game Servers is $1,460.00.

Pricing example: Large game

Assume 15 Kubernetes clusters are required for a large game with 71,000 CCU, and Game Servers charges per game server cluster it manages.

  • 14 game server clusters * $0.50 per game server cluster: $7.00 per hour.

Monthly total

In this example, the total monthly bill for Game Servers is $5,110.00.

What's next

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