Microsoft and Sega have formed a strategic alliance on video games

The Japanese company Sega has reached a strategic alliance with Xbox producer Microsoft to develop video games on the American giant’s Azure cloud platform. The partnership is part of Sega’s “Super Game” project to develop high-budget titles with international ambitions, said the company, creator of the popular “Sonic the Hedgehog” series.

“With the world now more connected than ever as a result of the widespread roll-out of 5G and cloud services in recent years, consumers can more easily enjoy high-quality entertainment content at any time,” said the Japanese game maker. in a note.

“By working with Microsoft to anticipate these trends as they accelerate further in the future, the goal is to streamline development processes and continue to deliver high-quality experiences to gamers using Azure cloud technologies.” Titles developed by Sega specifically for Azure servers could appear in the coming years on Xbox Game Pass, a monthly subscription service that allows users to access a large catalog of games via the Xbox console.

Several Sega games, including the popular “Yakuza”, are already available on Game Pass, others also via Sony’s Playstation Now subscription or Nintendo’s digital store. Shares of Sega rose nearly 6% on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

By Editor

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