Microsoft and Sega explore strategic alliance for Azure, next-gen game development


Microsoft and Sega announced a strategic alliance on Sunday. In a press release, Sega confirmed that the partnership will allow the two companies to begin exploring game development using Microsoft Azure cloud infrastructure. This partnership will also contribute to the development of Sega’s previously announced “Super Game” project, which is currently years away from launch.

“SEGA has played such an iconic role in the gaming industry and has been a tremendous partner over the years,” said Sarah Bond, corporate vice president at Microsoft. “We look forward to working together as they explore new ways to create unique gaming experiences for the future using Microsoft cloud technologies.”

Sega’s “Super Game” focuses on a few key pillars such as “Global,” “Online,” “Community” and “IP Usage,” according to the press release. While this partnership is still in its early stages, Sega plans to use this partnership to explore future collaboration, including network infrastructure and communication.

“In considering a strategic partnership with Microsoft, we seek to further advance our game development so that our titles can be enjoyed by fans around the world; In this regard, we aim to build an alliance that utilizes both the powerful game development capabilities of SEGA and the cutting edge technology and development environment of Microsoft, ”said Yukio Sugino, President and CEO of Microsoft. Sega operation.

Not much else is known yet, but whatever these games are, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S gamers can expect to play them, given Microsoft’s involvement. in creating that game development environment.