SEGA and Microsoft have announced their plan to form a strategic alliance, seeing the former developing games with Microsoft's Azure cloud platform. Confirmed in SEGA's official press release, this new alliance focuses on bringing "large-scale, global games in a next-generation development environment" for Azure.
This was also dubbed as a "key part of SEGA’s mid to long-term strategy to move forward with “Super Game." That's a new initiative for "developing new and innovative titles where the key focuses are “Global”, “Online”, “Community” and “IP utilization.”
Sega and Microsoft Announce Strategic Alliance for Cloud Gaming
SEGA President and COO Yukio Sugino commented on this new partnership, revealing that they're seeking "to further advance" their game development globally. At the same time, Microsoft's CVP Sarah Bond praised SEGA's "iconic role in the gaming industry, "advising they were excited for how SEGA creates "unique gaming experiences" with Microsoft cloud technology.
There's no details about what this could bring just yet, though it's a safe assumption that more SEGA games will come to Xbox Cloud Gaming through Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. Make sure to follow us for more gaming news and updates as they happen.