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Sega and Microsoft forge “Strategic Alliance” to create “large scale global games”

Sega has helped develop some of the most popular game franchises – Sonic the Hedgehog, Yakuza, Streets of Rage, and Bayonetta to name a few. It seems like a “tactical alliance” is in the works with Microsoft to create next-generation experiences with the Azure cloud platform. The partnership is not yet consolidated, but a combined effort by Sega and Microsoft could lead to the creation of “large-scale, global games”.

An article on the Sega official website provides more context on the entertainment company’s Microsoft-backed plans. The main goal of Sega is to develop “Super Game (s)” with a special focus on keywords such as “Global”, “Online”, “Community” and “IP usage”. We may be facing a new era of multiplayer games published / developed by Sega based on the recurring theme. Maybe even MMOs. But that’s all speculation.

Yukio Sugino, President and COO of Sega Corporation, agreed with his enthusiasm for the partnership and the latest announcement as a whole:

“We are very excited to announce today that we are considering a strategic alliance with Microsoft to develop SEGA’s new ‘Super Game’ initiative and create a next generation game development environment. By considering a strategic partnership with Microsoft, we want to continue our game development so that our titles can be enjoyed by fans around the world. In this regard, we aim to build an alliance that will leverage both the powerful game development capabilities of SEGA and the state-of-the-art technology and development environment from Microsoft. “

Similarly, Microsoft’s CVP Sarah Bond expressed the conglomerate’s respect for Sega’s historical pedigree, highlighting the use of cloud-based capabilities:

“SEGA has played such an iconic role in the games industry and has been a great partner over the years. We look forward to working together to explore new ways to use Microsoft cloud technologies to create unique gaming experiences for the future. Together we will rethink how games are developed, hosted and operated with the aim of offering added value to players and SEGA alike. “

Full details of what these two companies have in store remain to be seen.

In other Sega news, the final chapter of the Bayonetta franchise has been revealed, and it looks bigger and better than ever with intense kaiju battles. Bayonetta 3 will hit Nintendo Switch sometime in 2022.


What do you think these super games will be like? Let us know in the comments below!

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