Build and launch your game in the cloud with your Azure free account

Get started with 12 months of free services

Popular services free for 12 months

55+ other services free always

Here's just some of what you can do with Azure

Scale on demand

Run 20 million event-driven serverless game functions that take less than five seconds to execute on 128 MB of memory or less. Store up to 100 GB of game data with seven days of backup retention.

Create immersive experiences

Transfer 250 GB in general large file delivery like map packs, downloadable content, and game updates to each of the five main Microsoft content delivery network regions.

Engage your player base

Send 11 million push notifications to 10 million active devices.

Take advantage of free products

These products are free up to the specified monthly amounts. Some are always free to all Azure customers, and some are free for 12 months to new customers only.

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  • Azure Cosmos DB

    1,000 request units per-second provisioned throughput with 25 GB storage

Always

  • Azure Cosmos DB

    1,000 request units per-second provisioned throughput with 25 GB storage

Always

Always

Always

Get two more Azure services free for 12 months

Azure Files and Azure Media Services, Live and on-demand streaming are now free for 12 months when you create your Azure free account.
  • Azure Files

  • Azure Media Services, Live and on-demand streaming

Try Azure free—then only pay for what you use

After your USD$200 credit, only pay for what you use beyond the free amounts of services. With pay as you go, there’s no fee to maintain your Azure free account, and no upfront commitment. Cancel anytime.

Explore Azure with demos and a live Q&A

Get started with confidence by watching a series of brief videos on Azure fundamentals. See how to get free services, architect solutions, manage resources, deploy apps and databases, and save money. Then, get answers to your questions in real time from Azure experts.

Find out more about Azure

Ready? Here’s a review of how it works

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Start free. Get USD$200 credit to use in 30 days. While you have your credit, get free amounts of popular services and 55+ other services.
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After your credit, move to pay as you go to keep getting popular services and 55+ other services. Only pay if you use more than the free monthly amounts.

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After 12 months, you'll continue getting 55+ services free always—and still only pay for what you use beyond the free monthly amounts.