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Sega, Microsoft To Team Up In Cloud Gaming

 |  November 1, 2021

Sega and Microsoft have announced that they have agreed to a “strategic alliance” that will see Sega produce games built on Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform. 

Announced in a press release, Sega explained that the agreement is part of the company’s “Super Game” initiative, which aims to create “new and innovative” games with a focus on global online communities.

Microsoft’s own major cloud gaming initiative is available via the Xbox Game Pass, a cross-platform subscription service which features Sega titles such as the hit “Yakuza” series, reported Reuters. 

Cloud gaming cuts ties to bulky hardware but requires a fast internet connection. Deep pocketed Microsoft’s push into the nascent sector comes as Xbox is widely seen as being on the backfoot in the console battle with Sony’s PlayStation.

“By working with Microsoft to anticipate such trends as they accelerate further in future, the goal is to optimise development processes and continue to bring high-quality experiences to players using Azure cloud technologies,” Sega said.

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