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Cloud game production pipeline

Streamline your game production pipeline with end-to-end Azure services that include near-zero-latency workstations, code repositories, asset management, and build clusters.

Equip your game studio for close and fast collaboration anywhere

Get powerful cloud game development workstations with near-zero latency, asset and code repositories close to your game production team, and scalable build clusters for fast builds and testing.

Create a hybrid, scalable, and quick-to-deploy GPU-powered game production environment for your high-fidelity games with the Azure Game Development Virtual Machine (VM). With a few clicks in a few minutes, a fully functional VM with preinstalled, common cloud game development toolsets—including game engines, version control, and distributed build clients—is ready to go. Start creating and testing your next title right away and remotely with near zero-latency. Or, build your own image using Azure Resource Manager.

Bring your game assets and code closer to your developers and scale build clusters with ISV solutions. Deploy Perforce proxies and replicas or use GitHub to centrally manage assets and code revisions for quick game development. Enable faster builds across hundreds of distributed cores using Incredibuild.

Achieve near-zero latency and high-resolution access to your game development workstations with the help of remote desktop partners. Create your games in the cloud as you would with a local machine by deploying Azure Game Development Virtual Machines closer to your distributed teams.

Learn more through example solution architectures

Using AAD together with Perforce

Use Azure Active Directory Managed Identities to connect to Perforce Helix Core.

Set up a Perforce Proxy in Azure

Learn how to set up a Perforce proxy in Azure to bring Perforce closer to developers.

Set up Incredibuild on Azure DevOps build agents

Learn how to set up Incredibuild on an Azure DevOps Windows build agent as part of an Azure-powered build pipeline.

Related products

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Check out Microsoft Game Dev tools and services

Find the right solutions and products to develop, distribute, and grow your games.

Explore partner solutions for Game Development Production

Unreal Engine

Unreal Engine is an advanced, real-time 3D creation tool for photoreal visuals and immersive experiences.

Perforce Helix Core

The AAA versioning standard is the only one that scales to meet the needs of game creation.

Incredibuild for the cloud

Accelerate C++ builds and CI cycles while reducing costs by autoscaling spot and on demand instances.

Xbox Game Studios

Attract and engage players with a trusted, inclusive gaming identity and community of more than 100 million users globally.

GitHub Desktop

Whether you're new to GitHub or a seasoned user, GitHub Desktop simplifies your development workflow.

Parsec for Microsoft Teams

Parsec powers the remote workplace for creatives. Access Azure virtual machines with near-zero latency.

Teradici for Azure Virtual Desktops

Enable remote, graphics intensive desktops for game developers with Teradici on Azure.

Frequently asked questions

  • Yes, you can have a full cloud-based game development and production pipeline with Azure. You can also create hybrid scenarios with your local machines.
  • Yes, you can use any of the products and services that are part of the Azure production pipeline without using others. You can mix and match to find what works for you and your studio.

Get started with the Game Dev VM

Start migrating your game production pipeline to the cloud with the Azure Game Development Virtual Machine.

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