Microsoft opens up cloud functionality to indies with ID@Azure, virtual machines | GDC 2022

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Microsoft has launched two new initiatives that aim to give more developers access to cloud functionality when making video games.

Announced during this week’s Game Developers Conference, the first is ID@Azure: a suite of free tools and resources that help developers integrate cloud-based gaming services into their titles, regardless of which platforms they’re developing for.

The second is the Azure Game Development Virtual Machine, a cloud-based workstation that is geared specifically towards game production and enables developers to access key tools and services unconstrained by the specs of their machine or their geographical location.

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