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Modern games require more powerful development tools, global and flexible multiplayer support, and new revenue models. Find all of that and then some.
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.
Modern games require modern infrastructure. With Azure, you can build faster and scale across 54 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 a complete back‐end platform for live games with managed game services, real‐time analytics, and LiveOps. Boost your revenue and increase your player engagement while cutting costs. Works great with any cloud and any game, on any device.
Azure Spatial Anchors
Build cross-platform, multiplayer AR apps that map, pin 3D content to, and recall precise points of interest, enabling you to deliver location-based or large-space social gaming. 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.
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 available. Now with smoother performance, enhanced run-time, and reduced memory footprint.
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 Live, giving studios the tools and support needed to 1UP their success.
Welcome to the new Microsoft Store. The only storefront bundled with every copy of Windows. Reach more customers and monetize your games across Windows platforms.
Build your VR experiences for a range of mixed reality headsets. Whether UWP apps for the Microsoft Store, or Win32 apps for SteamVR; Mixed Reality offers support for integrated graphics cards or high‐end gaming rigs—the choice is yours.
Mixer is taking game broadcasting to another level. With sub‐second latency and unique interactive capabilities, Mixer blurs the lines between Watching and Playing – giving you new ways to engage your gamers.
Use Partner Center to reach more gamers, provide greater service, and get help promoting and monetizing your live game.
Take the power of business intelligence and analytics from Microsoft Power BI and apply it like a boss to your live title using our comprehensive set of APIs and fully documented SDK libraries.
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.
The future of gaming is a world where you are empowered to play the games you want, with the people you want, whenever you want, wherever you are, and on any device of your choosing. Our vision for the evolution of gaming is similar to music and movies — entertainment should be available on demand and accessible from any screen.
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.
The Universal Windows Platform (UWP) lets you build apps for any Windows device—PCs, phones, Xbox One, HoloLens, and more—and publish them to the Microsoft Store.
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.
Visual Studio Code
Visual Studio is a lightweight code editor with powerful editing and debugging, built in Git support, and thousands of extensions. It’s free and available on Linux, macOS, and Windows.
Visual Studio for Mac
The macOS IDE for building your Unity, Cocos and MonoDevelop games or immersive AR/VR experiences. Visual Studio for Mac allows you to write, debug and diagnose games using the vast and rich .NET ecosystem along with your favorite game engine. Be more productive every day.
Use trained machine learning models in your games using Windows ML. Hardware optimizations for CPU and GPU additionally enable high performance for quick evaluation results. Ninja cats are extra.
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!