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Azure Cosmos DB
Azure Cosmos DB is Microsoft's globally distributed, multi-model database service. With a click of a button, Cosmos DB enables you to elastically and independently scale throughput and storage across any number of Azure regions worldwide.
Azure DevOps helps you easily set up automated pipelines to build, test, and deploy your game to any platform. It's like a cheat code for removing obstacles.
Create and run your game with a global, secure cloud and game-specific services—for studios of all sizes and budgets. Scale across 58 global regions, including China. That’s more than Amazon and Google combined. If our cloud was any more developer friendly, it would bring you pizza and Red Bull at 1 a.m.
PlayFab is everything you need to build and operate live games. Bring players together with multiplayer services, tap into PlayFab LiveOps to run your game as a service, and better understand your player behavior through data & analytics. Works great with any cloud and any game, on any device.
Azure Spatial Anchors
Create persistent spatial anchors in the real world with digital content attached. Deploy across iOS, Android and HoloLens devices.
Microsoft DirectX graphics provides a set of APIs that you can use to create games and other high-performance multimedia applications.
Game Bar SDK
Expand your reach on a customizable gaming overlay built into Windows 10. Game Bar works with most PC games, giving players instant access to experience-enhancing widgets through the power of Win+G—all without leaving their game. Get started building your Game Bar extension.
GitHub is a development platform inspired by the way you work. From indie to AAA, you can host and review code, manage projects, and build games and software alongside millions of your closest developer friends.
Havok Physics offers the fastest, most robust collision detection and physical simulation technology used is some of the biggest games today. Now with smoother performance, enhanced run-time, and smaller memory footprint.
The ID@Azure Program is empowering you - independent studios, start-up game developers and individual creators - to take full advantage of the cloud to build and grow your game. By joining, you will get free access to developer tools and support from industry experts in Azure cloud services and across Microsoft.
The ID@Xbox program enables qualified game developers of all sizes to unleash their creativity by self‐publishing digital games on Xbox One and Windows 10 with Xbox services.
Standing out from the crowd is critical to ensuring your game’s success. Publish your game to the only storefront bundled with every copy of Windows. Reach more customers and monetize your games across Windows platforms.
Project Acoustics does for audio design what baked physically-based lighting did for graphics, powered by the Azure cloud. It is a codeless wave physics-based system that calculates acoustic parameters for wave propagation effects based on the materials and geometry of your virtual world.
Leverage the power of the cloud to put your game in front of more gamers, on more devices. Reach and grow your gamer community in new ways, with little to no change in your code.
Simplygon is the gold standard for automated 3D Optimization. Adapt your 3D assets to run smoothly on any platform. Can be used either as a desktop application or a fully automated pipeline.
Building your games with DirectX, Unity, Unreal or Cocos? Take your game development to the next level with the Visual Studio IDE. Write your code fast with AI-assisted IntelliSense, debug and diagnose with ease, collaborate efficiently with your team and release your games with confidence.
Visual Studio App Center
Use App Center to automate and manage the lifecycle of your games - Build. Test. Deploy. Engage. Repeat. Lots of replay value here.
Xbox Creators Program
Creators Program is the fastest path to publishing your game to Xbox One and Windows 10. With a simplified certification process and no concept approval required, get your game in the fast lane!
Xbox Insider Program
The Xbox Insider Program allows passionate Xbox fans the opportunity to give us feedback on the latest Xbox system updates, as well as features and games still in development on both Xbox consoles and Windows 10 devices.