Unity selects Microsoft Azure as its Cloud Partner

Unity, a cross-platform game engine, has selected Microsoft Azure as its official cloud platform partner. The main initiatives of the partnership are to build and operate real-time 3D (RT3D) experiences from the Unity engine and make it easier for game creators to reach their communities by publishing to Xbox consoles and PC.

Digital creators, 3D artists, and game developers will be able to create real-time simulation experiences needed by industries such as e-commerce, energy, manufacturing, medical, and more. As listed by Unity, the top uses of RT3D include:

  • Virtual prototyping and commissioning
  • AR-guided assistance during production
  • Virtual events
  • Photorealistic renderings
  • Safety training
  • Remote maintenance

Marc Whitten, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Unity Create Solutions, has high hopes for the partnership. He stated:

“We see many areas where we can partner with Microsoft Azure to build more cloud capabilities for you [creators] across our ecosystem of tools and services. We will use these capabilities to improve workflows, deliver new functionality, provide additional reliability and more global access options, and more.”

When it comes to providing more global access options, Unity will leverage Microsoft’s developer tools and cloud innovation to make it easier for creators to deploy their games and reach more players.

Microsoft made the following remarks regarding the partnership:

“Our Azure cloud assures developers that they can unleash their imaginations and trust that their work is secure and scalable. Our commitment to creators is something we share with our longtime partner, Unity, a global leader in real-time 3D technology.”

Although this particular partnership is new, Microsoft and Unity have worked together in the past. Back in 2013, they partnered to collaborate on development tools for Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, and Xbox One.

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