Sega Says Partnership With Microsoft Won't Lead to Xbox Exclusives - NewsWilliam D'Angelo , posted 2 days ago / 2,301 Views
Sega and Microsoft recently announced a partnership for a strategic alliance exploring ways for Sega to develop large-scale and global games for the next-generation built using Microsoft's Azure's cloud platform.
The Japanese publisher in a recent fiscal meeting said the partnership won't lead to releasing Xbox exclusives.
"We already have a very close business relationship with Microsoft," said Sega. "We outsourced the development of their large-scale titles and as a third party, we are supplying a variety of titles.
"When we announced the concept of Super Game, Microsoft was sympathetic to that vision and that leads to the announcement this time.
"About this, we are not talking about releasing games to Microsoft exclusively, but rather to develop Super Game that will be delivered to the world together, with their technical support."
Sega previously said the proposed alliance represents its future and working with Microsoft will help anticipate trends. The goal is to optimize development processes and continue to release high-quality games to players using Azure.
Sega and Microsoft have agreed on a foundation for the alliance and will work together to build further technological evolutions with areas like network infrastructure and communication tools used for global online services.
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