Foster a strong in-game community with Friends
Community features can have a direct impact on your game’s success and longevity.
By adding Friends to your game, your players can build online gaming friendships to help increase engagement and reduce player churn.
Power cross-platform friendships
Your players can build friend lists on any platform – across mobile, console, or PC gaming. Platform identity is converted into PlayerID by Unity Authentication, so relationships exist in a single game and function across any platform it’s published on.
Complete the social experience with other tools from UGS
Connecting friends is only one piece of the social puzzle. By integrating Friends with Lobby and Voice and Text Chat (Vivox), you can offer your players a complete social experience and keep them in your game longer.
Technical features of Friends
Friends pairs well with these services
Players can connect in public or private rooms for a game session.
Voice Chat (Vivox)
Give your players a voice with positional or walkie-talkie-style voice chat.
Boost competition and engagement by letting players compare performance.
“The Unity Friends SDK was extremely beneficial to Breachers. It enabled us to easily create a cross-platform friend list. Supported by excellent documentation and samples the implementation was a breeze. Thanks to it our users will be able to form friendships and easily join each other in-game.”
Frequently asked questions about Friends
Based on internal testing, it generally takes less than one day to integrate Friends into your game project.
Friends works across all platforms, from console to mobile.
Start for free with Unity Gaming Services by creating an account or signing in with your Unity account.
You can use Friends free of charge during the beta period, and further pricing information will be shared as the product matures.