Microsoft Unity Partnership

Microsoft Unity Partnership Will ‘Make It Easier’ for Xbox and PC Devs

A new Microsoft Unity partnership will be bolstering Xbox and PC game development. Unity has chosen Microsoft Azure as its cloud partner, which Microsoft says will “make it easier” for game creators to bring their titles to both Xbox and PC platforms. Given that many popular and critically-acclaimed games, especially those in the indie genre, use Unity as their engine, this new deal will most likely bolster the Xbox catalog along with Xbox Game Pass.

How this Microsoft Unity partnership will improve indie game development

Microsoft Unity Partnership

Unity selected Azure’s cloud computing services specifically for “building and operative real-time 3D (RT3D) experiences from the Unity engine,” as revealed by Microsoft’s Sarah Bond, CVP of Game Creator Experiences and Ecosystem, on an official blog. Some of the strongest PC and Xbox games already use Azure, so it’s not much of a surprise that Bond believes that this will “make it easier for game creators around the world to publish to Xbox consoles and PC so they can reach their communities.”

Game creators who already use Unity will be able to “more easily” reach players on Windows and Xbox devices. This bodes well for indie development as solid games like Cuphead, Hollow Knight: Silksong, Ori and the Blind Forest, Inscryption, and Death’s Door all use the Unity engine. Beyond gaming, Microsoft says that Azure’s ability to power RT3D experiences will help other industries like energy, manufacturing, e-commerce, and medical sectors.

In March earlier this year, Microsoft announced the ID@Azure program to assist indie game developers in using the Azure cloud with free tools, resources, and support. In particular, it aids games that run multiplayer servers or services, simplifying crossplay and cross-platform online capabilities.?Back in 2019, Sony and Microsoft surprisingly entered a joint partnership to explore future cloud solutions using Microsoft Azure.

In other news, an update for the Steam client beta has added Nintendo Joy-Con controller support, and an Assassin’s Creed Valhalla datamine has revealed armor sets based on Iron Man.

Upcoming Releases
Inspired by the beauty of the natural world around us, Everwild is a brand-new game in development from Rare where unique and unforgettable experiences await in a natural and magical world. Play as an Eternal as you explore and build bonds with the world around you.
Kindred Fates is an open world monster battling RPG, and a love letter to the monster battle genre. Our goal is to evolve the genre, and finally bring fans what they've been asking for.
Embark on an inspiring mission of human connection beyond the UCA. Sam — with companions by his side — sets out on a new journey to save humanity from extinction. Join them as they traverse a world beset by otherworldly enemies, obstacles and a haunting question: should we have connected?

Reviews

9 Insta360 Ace Pro Review
The Insta360 Ace Pro is the company’s latest flagship that hits hard at the competition. Top-tier specs leave little room…
X
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news