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Azure Game Development Virtual Machine

Create and test games in the cloud with preinstalled game development tools.

Make games anywhere with a near-zero-latency, GPU-powered game dev VM

Meet the challenges of distributed game development with a GPU-powered virtual machine. It's preloaded with the essential building blocks of game development, making it easy to spin up new systems and onboard new resources with near-zero latency. Keep your team connected with a global backend that offers a secure and consistent game creation environment.

Preloaded industry-standard game development engines, virtual machines, production tools, and services

Fast computers with powerful GPUs running on the secure, global Azure infrastructure

Multiple remote desktop options for low-latency, specialized game dev input hardware support

Connection to asset management, code repositories, and build systems in Azure for faster builds and testing

Reduce latency for a more connected team

Make remote game developers feel as connected as if they were working in the same room using remote desktop partner solutions and deploying the Azure Game Dev VM closer to your distributed teams for near-zero latency. Azure has more global datacenter regions than any other cloud provider.

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Work on high-fidelity games anywhere

Develop remotely with GPU-powered machines capable of handling high-fidelity workloads anywhere in the world. The Game Dev VM is always available on the cloud and backed by the Azure secure global infrastructure.

Connect your game production pipeline

Accelerate game production by connecting the Game Dev VM with Azure version control, asset management systems, and distributed build services. Collaborate seamlessly with your global team in the cloud or with your existing infrastructure using production pipelines for game creators and studios of all sizes.

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Deploy workstations fast

Get started with a hybrid, easily scalable, and quick-to-deploy production environment with the ability to add or decommission resources instantly. With a few clicks in a few minutes, you'll have a fully functional VM with common game development toolsets ready to go. More customizations are available if you want to build your own VM with more service integrations using Azure Resource Manager.

Comprehensive security and compliance, built in

  • Microsoft invests more than $1 billion annually on cybersecurity research and development.

  • We employ more than 3,500 security experts who are dedicated to data security and privacy.

  • Azure has more certifications than any other cloud provider. View the comprehensive list.

Get started with an Azure free account


Start free. Get $200 credit to use within 30 days. While you have your credit, get free amounts of many of our most popular services, plus free amounts of 55+ other services that are always free.


After your credit, move to pay as you go to keep building with the same free services. Pay only if you use more than your free monthly amounts.


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

Frequently asked questions about Azure Game Dev VM

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