Azure Cloud Gaming

Develop faster | Launch globally | Monetize intelligently

Develop faster

DevOp services

Game PaaS services

Azure Service Fabric

Handle heavy game traffic without breaking a sweat using the high scalability and low latency of Azure Service Fabric. Plus, build games without having to create a separate store or cache.

Extended PaaS functionality

Go beyond the existing Azure PaaS capabilities to implement code triggered by events occurring in other Azure services, Software as a Service (SaaS) products, and on-premises systems.

Other PaaS

All PaaS runs great on Azure! Azure supports the leading third-party PaaS framework providers and open source tooling and services.

Game data services

Azure blob storage

Get cloud storage for game data, including all files types and unstructured data like images, audio, video, and more.

Cosmos DB

Use this low-latency game database to read, write, and query game and player data faster and with schema flexibility.

Azure Table storage

Store game data flexibly—according to its needs and function. For instance, store game transactions or changes in game states in temporary data storage tables.

Azure SQL Database

Scale your structured storage of relational data—like in-game transactions.

Azure Data Warehouse

Collect and analyze game data on a massive level, processing from both relational and non-relational databases.

Azure batch rendering

Render complex game graphics with the power of the cloud that integrates with your existing tools. Scale to thousands of cores easily – and only pay for what you use.

Game development with Visual Studio

Write and debug your games with Visual Studio and your game engine of choice.

Build games with the powerful Visual Studio

  • Visual Studio Fully integrates with Unity3D, Unreal Engine, and Cocos engines.

  • Enhance productivity by leveraging the powerful Visual Studio editing tools.

  • Use the world-class Visual Studio debugger to catch issues quickly.

  • Connect to Azure services from within Visual Studio.

Creating Unity projects in Visual Studio

Navigate your Unity project inside Visual Studio by using the Unity Project Explorer.

Unity documentation access

Access the Unity scripting documentation quickly through Visual Studio—or let Visual Studio do the work finding the API documentation online.

Debugging

Debug both editor and game scripts for your Unity projects—whether you’re connecting your Visual Studio tools within your Unity app in a standalone player or debugging platform-specific problems.

DevOps

Use Visual Studio Team Services to automate and simplify your Azure game backend deployments with templates for CI and CD pipelines.

DevOps

Use Visual Studio Team Services to automate and simplify your Azure game backend deployments with templates for CI and CD pipelines.

Other PaaS

All PaaS runs great on Azure! Azure supports the leading third-party PaaS framework providers and open source tooling and services.

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Launch globally

Mulitplayer services

Reach players globally

Geographic coverage

Anywhere & anytime - Reap the rewards of an Azure network that continues to grow, with data centers in over 30 regions and that’s available in 140 countries, including China and Germany.

Global traffic manager

By directing traffic through our closest data center, improve performance for multi-player scenarios, transmitting media files (such as audio, video, images), and more.

Multi-Content Delivery Network (CDN)

Using a broader geographic footprint, provide active redundancy and failover support—and a reliable multi-content delivery network.

Handle fast growth and play spikes

Game Compute (Iaas)

Virtual machines (VMs) with Windows and Linux OS images

Scale anywhere from one to thousands of VMs with built-in virtual networking and load balancing, while taking advantage of hybrid consistency with on-premises systems.

Container services

Deploy and manage containers using the tools you choose. Quicker deployment time. Efficient load balancing. Deploy across multiple environments. Use popular open-source tooling

VM scaleSets

Use this Azure Compute resource to deploy and manage VMs as a set. These sets help you build on a larger scale and target big compute, big data, and containerized workloads—that are all more critical as cloud computing continues to evolve.

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Monetize intelligently

LiveOps services

Analyze player behavior

Azure Event Hubs

Collect millions of events per second from games, websites, apps, and devices using cloud-scale telemetry.

Stream Analytics

Improve gameplay by performing real-time analysis of gamer data.

Azure Machine Learning

Use this predictive analytics solution to leverage gamer data to help customize dynamic gameplay.

Make intelligent decisions

Engage users with Mixer

The next generation of live game streaming. Faster than light technology less than one second of latency. Be part of the game – interactivity. Effortless streaming – anytime anywhere. In it together diverse community engaging together.

Learn more about LiveOps services