“We look forward to further developing Opera GX and driving the growth of GameMaker, making it more accessible to first-time users and developing it to become the world’s first 2D game engine used by commercial studios,” said Krystian Kolondra , EVP Browsers at Opera in a blog post.
But what is the end goal here? It’s hard to say. Many companies, including Google, Microsoft, and Amazon, see streaming as the future of browser gaming. Does Opera want a similar offer for Opera GX users? Or does he want to follow companies like Epic Games, which owns the popular Unreal Engine? For now, we can only speculate. “We have always had big plans to improve GameMaker across all platforms, both from the perspective of improving accessibility and further expanding the functionality available to commercial studios,” said Stuart Poole, Managing Director by YoYo Games. “And now we can’t wait to see them arrive much sooner.”