Solutions for the game development industry

There are 2 billion gamers in the world today. They play a broad range of games, on a broad range of devices. Game creators strive to continuously engage players, spark their imaginations, and inspire them. Microsoft tools and services can help you achieve these goals.

Build, scale, and operate your game on the global, reliable Azure cloud, and incorporate features like multiplayer, leaderboards, translation, and bots. The following video shows how Azure can help bring multiplayer matchmaking into your game.

For a video about building AI in gaming, see Azure Cognitive Services for game development.

Architectures for game development

The following articles provide detailed analysis of architectures created and recommended for the game development industry.

AI in games

Architecture Summary
Image classification Use Azure services like the Computer Vision API and Azure Functions to process images. For example, you could classify telemetry data from game screenshots.
Speech to text for gaming Help bring everyone into the conversation by using the speech to text cognitive service provided by Azure.

Databases for gaming

Architecture Summary
Gaming using Azure Cosmos DB Elastically scale your Azure Cosmos DB database to accommodate unpredictable bursts of traffic and deliver low-latency multiplayer experiences on a global scale.

Game streaming

Architecture Summary
Unreal Pixel Streaming Deploy Unreal Engine's Pixel Streaming technology on Azure. You can use this Epic Games technology to stream remotely deployed interactive 3D applications through a browser.
Deploy Unreal Pixel Streaming Deploy the Unreal Pixel Streaming package on an Azure GPU virtual machine or on multiple virtual machines.
Unreal Pixel Streaming at scale Deploy Unreal Engine's Pixel Streaming technology at scale on Azure.


Architecture Summary
3D video rendering Use Azure Batch to run large-scale 3D video rendering jobs.
Digital image-based modeling Perform image-based modeling for your game's visual effects.