What's DarkRift Networking 2? DarkRift 2 is a complete rewrite of the original DarkRift Networking, a networking library released nearly 4 years ago now and highly praised for its speed, lightweightness, and sheer power. DarkRift 2 has been in development concurrently with DarkRift 1 for 2 years now, reimplemented from scratch and done with an eye to improve any area DarkRift 1 fell short in. What's so good about DarkRift 2 then? Well then... Bi-channel UDP and TCP for reliable and unreliable communication Overhead of only 3 bytes on UDP and 7 bytes on TCP (previously 13 bytes in DarkRift 1) IPv6 support Internally multithreaded for maximum throughput Runs standalone from the console or from within Unity Fully authoritative using custom server plugins Fully customizable logging through plugins Extensively configurable Minimal GC intrusion (and we're still optimizing this) Significantly more online documentation than DarkRift 1 Plus plenty more, check out the full list Oh yeah, and unlimited CCU... All for free... I'm interested, tell me more... DarkRift Networking is a high power multiplayer solution for games requiring cloud-based, authoritative servers. It takes a different approach to many of the other networking systems, using message passing to give you the maximum amount of control possible and to provide minimal intrusion into your project. DarkRift Networking's aim is to be flexible and fast - we want to make DarkRift the choice for every game, and we want to outperform all the other multiplayer solutions. DarkRift is available in two packages: The free version gives you unlimited CCU and all the stuff listed above; the Pro version gives you even more features like Rooms and AoI*, for serious games. There's genuinely no reason you couldn't release the next Overwatch or PUBG with DarkRift Free - checkout the comparison chart here. The latest updates are posted in this thread so to keep up with the news check out the most recent posts! How do I get it? DarkRift's available on the asset store! DarkRift Networking 2 - Free DarkRift Networking 2 - Pro Be sure to join the community run Discord server as well for more discussion on DarkRift! Jamie DarkRift Networking *OK, Rooms and AoI are actually delayed a version or so, but will be Pro only. There's till plenty of other stuff in Pro to get your hands on though!