Sega has made it clear in new statements that its strategic partnership agreement with Microsoft does not mean offering exclusive games for Xbox consoles.
On Friday, during a recent financial report by Sega, the company announced more details of the said contract. They made it clear that Sega does not intend to release exclusive games for Microsoft and its platforms, and that the agreement does not pursue such a goal. However, they acknowledged that they were currently working closely with Microsoft. "We currently have a very close business relationship with Microsoft," Sega said. "We outsourced the development of their big titles (referring to Halo Wars 2 and Age of Empires 4) and as a third-party company we offer a variety of titles."
They added:" When we introduced the concept of a super game, Microsoft agreed with that view, and that's what introduced it. "We're not talking about an exclusive release of games for Microsoft, but we're going to develop games that are going to be offered worldwide with their technical support."
Sega recently Introduces a new game called Super Game, which they intend to pursue as a medium to long-term strategy. According to Sega, with this in mind, they intend to create large-scale works on a global scale that focus on features such as "being global", "being online", "forming pro-community" and "productivity".
In its annual financial report released this month, Sega's parent company, Sega Sami, stated that they plan to achieve their cloud ambitions in the next five years by up to 100 billion yen ( $ 882 million). This investment can not only be made for the development of domestic resources and developing games, but also for the acquisition of other companies in Japan or abroad. Sega is one of the largest studios in the world. It has Japanese companies. In 2005, they acquired the English studio Creative Assembly, known for the Total War series of games, followed by other studios, including Interactive (Football Manager) and Relic (Game Developer). Age of Empires IV bought Atlos (creator of the Persona game series), Amplitude (creator of the Humankind game) and Two Point (creator of the Two Point Hospital game). Now, with the company's new words, we may see them buy other studios in the future.
Microsoft has worked with other companies in the past to allow them to use their cloud technology. In May 2019, Microsoft and Sony announced a "strategic partnership" that would allow PlayStation to use Microsoft's Azure cloud data centers for cloud gaming and content distribution services.