Rumors of Microsoft acquiring Sega have been floating around for many years at this point. Even before Microsoft began massively expanding their first-party studios over the past few years. The history behind Sega and the Xbox brand is quite well known. Especially back in the early days of the original Xbox which saw incredible games from Sega, as Sega reorganized from a console manufacturer to a publisher. While that acquisition has never surfaced, a new partnership has been formed between Sega and Microsoft that might present an interesting future for games on Xbox.
Sega Is Focusing In On Cloud Technology
Today, via a blog post from Sega it was revealed that the company is exploring a strategic alliance to create new strategic titles. While also attempting to establish the next generation step in the company’s development process. Sega is looking to leverage a relationship with Microsoft in order to build games focused around their Azure Cloud servers. While we have heard plenty of rumors about Cloud-based gaming, we haven’t seen that many examples of a game being built around the technology. Though many companies seem incredibly interested in pursuing this technology, and it might be the next “big step” in gaming over the next decade.
CEO of Sega Yukio Sugino seemed upbeat and optimistic about Sega’s future with this new technology. Even mentioning that Sega is looking to leverage this technology in order to build a “Super Game” initiative. With a mix of cloud technology, and top-of-the-line tools and technology to achieve the company’s development goals.
“We are very pleased to announce today that we are considering a strategic alliance with Microsoft to help develop SEGA’s new “Super Game” initiative as well as build a next-generation game development environment. By considering a strategic partnership with Microsoft, we seek to further advance our game development so that our titles can be enjoyed by fans all over the world; in this regard, we aim to build an alliance that utilizes both SEGA’s powerful game development capabilities and Microsoft’s cutting-edge technology and development environment.”
More To See In The Future
What is the extent of this partnership? Will we see games exclusive to Microsoft platforms such as Xbox Series consoles and Xcloud? Could this simply be Sega’s future-proofing in case cloud gaming does take off in a big way? While we can speculate a lot about what this all could mean, for right now all we have is speculation and a very formal blog post. We will undoubtedly hear more about this partnership in the future, and hopefully, see it bear fruit in the coming years.
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