Build your gaming empire with Azure
Start scrappy and go global with the cloudStart for free
Find a solution for every step of your journey
Modern games require more powerful development tools, global and flexible multiplayer support, and new revenue models. But you’re here to build worlds, not back-ends. Let us manage your platform so you can focus on making games that make headlines.
Start with PlayFabFull stack LiveOps. Real-time control.
Now part of the Microsoft family, PlayFab is a complete back-end platform for live games and a powerful way for independent studios to get started. Boost revenue, engagement and retention – while cutting costs – with game services, real-time analytics and LiveOps.
Scale with AzureYour game. Your cloud.
Build your infrastructure on a gaming cloud with years of experience powering Xbox games and services. Azure offers the building blocks you need to scale and customise what you started with PlayFab, and it covers more regions than any cloud provider.
Build better games, faster
Get higher-quality games to market faster with a complete set of game-development solutions.LEARN MORE
Launch and scale globally
Launch on a global infrastructure and scale seamlessly with building blocks from Azure.LEARN MORE
Uncover new revenue opportunities with LiveOps services, analytics and machine learning.LEARN MORE
Launch and grow on a global platform
You’re in good company
From fresh upstarts to the biggest names in the industry, Azure powers games that get results.
Fluffy Fairy Games
The makers of Idle Miner learn what players want and deliver quickly with the cloud
IO-Interactive – Hitman
Hitman, from Io-Interactive, slays expectations by analysing player behaviour in real time
Next Games – The Walking Dead
Next Games, maker of The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land, scales globally with Azure Cosmos DB
Microsoft Studios/Xbox – Halo, Minecraft, Forza
Microsoft Studios delivers epic Xbox experiences by analysing hundreds of billions of game events each day
Age of Ascent
Illyriad, makers of Age of Ascent, turns to Azure to engage over 50,000 players and aim for unprecedented scale