The agreement between SEGA and Microsoft will not involve the creation of exclusive games for the Xbox ecosystem. The alliance, focused on creating “large-scale” titles for the new generation, will be fed by the technology in the cloud of the Redmond, Microsoft Azure. However, it will not become any type of exclusivity, as the Japanese company itself has clarified.
During the shareholders’ meeting in which they presented the financial results, SEGA referred to this specific issue. “We already had a very close business relationship with Microsoft. We have outsourced the development of your titles on a large scale and as thirtd party we are providing a variety of titles”. The Japanese have contributed to the development of games like Halo Wars 2 or Age of Empires 4.
Super Game, the mysterious SEGA project
“When we announced the Super Game concept, Microsoft was sympathetic to this vision, which led to the announcement.” And they add. “About this, we are not going to talk about the launch of games exclusively for Microsoft, but Super Gamer will be launched into the world hand in hand, with its support at a technical level ”.
Not much is known about this project yet. He announced it as a long-term strategy to develop “a big, global title” that revolves around community, online and the use of its intellectual properties. To meet these goals, SEGA will invest more than 700 million euros over the next five years.
Among the video games that SEGA has underway, we know that Sonic is preparing for a new adventure, which will not arrive until next year 2022. On the other hand, Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio works on the sequel to Yakuza: Like a Dragon and in an unpublished IP. In addition, they do not rule out continuing the Judgment saga, between leaks about possible problems between the company and the agency of its leading actor, Takuya Kimura.
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