Connect with the larger game dev community and stay close to all the Microsoft game dev news and updates.
Create bold, immersive game experiences that attract and engage players.
Build, deploy, and scale cross-platform online services to better run your game.
Reach millions by distributing and monetizing your games with Microsoft.
Development tools for every platform
Explore the many best-in-class Microsoft game development tools available to help you build games more easily, and efficiently.
Microsoft Flight Simulator: The Future of Game Development
Article // Jul 15, 2021
Cloud-Powered Microsoft Flight Simulator Showcases the Future of Next-Gen Game Development
Meet the Microsoft Game Developer Kit (GDK)
Article // Jul 20, 2021
Microsoft Game Development Kits available to all developers today
Announcing Unreal Engine Pixel Streaming in Azure!
Article // Nov 2, 2021
The Unreal Engine Pixel Streaming solution on Azure is helping developers reach more people from nearly any device.
Microsoft Game Development Kit (GDK) Docs
Microsoft GDK pulic API reference and conceptual guidance for topics common between building games for Xbox Game Pass for PC on Windows 10/11 and Xbx consoles.
Develop an effective LiveOps strategy and enable a complete backend platform.
Take advantage of Xbox Live features and services.
Best practices developed in partnership with industry experts and members of the Gamin & Disability Community.
Solutions to reach players everywhere
Learn about ID@Xbox self-publishing, Game Pass subscriptions, and Xbox Cloud Gaming to discover the distribution solution that’s right for you.
Putting Your Game at the Center with Xbox Touch Controls
Article // Dec 2, 2021
Xbox touch controls unlock new ways for gamers to interact with their games, providing fans with even more choice.
Game developers everywhere: welcome to Windows 11!
Article // Oct 4, 2021
Windows 11 was made for gaming, with new features designed to help creators take their creativity to new heights.
Hi-Rez launches latest Rogue Company game with Azure
Article // Nov 20, 2020
Hi-Rez launches latest Rogue Company game with Azure, confident in scalability, performance
Partner Center Overview
Learn how Microsoft partners manage their relationship with Microsoft and their customers.
Xbox Creator’s Program
Fast publish your game to Xbox.
Publishing Windows Apps
What you need to create a submission and get your app certified.
Game Streaming Introduction
Get started setting up your title for Xbox Game Streaming and Xbox Remote Play.
Solutions to grow player engagement
Discover tools, systems, and strategies to grow player engagement, develop active communities, and host vibrant in-game marketplaces. Find the right tech stack to help you expand into new markets and reach new audiences at scale.
Why should a single player game have a backend?
How to use PlayFab Telemetry, Analytics, and LiveOps to extend the lifespan of your game and re-engage your players
Record-breaking Fall Guys scales faster with Azure
Fall Guys exceeded all expectations at launch...Azure provided all the reassurance we needed to scale elastically
How to Implement Real-time Analytics in Online Games
Welcome back to the LiveOps Academy part 4 where we dive into some analytics best practices.
Quickstart guides and tutorials on tools that you can use to engage your player community and keeping them coming back.
A set of tools for data analytics, storage, processing, and exports.
How to set-up experiments, metrics, reports, and segmentation.
PlayFab User Generated Content
Empower your players to create, upload, and search for moderated content.