Microsoft released its Q1 2022 earnings report yesterday. During the earnings call, Satya Nadella, CEO at Microsoft, revealed that Bungie is using Microsoft’s cloud services called Azure, to “scale and operate their games.”
“And leading publishers from Bungie to Krafton are all relying on our cloud to scale and operate their games,” said Nadella during the earnings call. “This holiday season, we’ll bring our biggest lineup of content and exclusive games ever, with three new AAA titles including Halo Infinite available via Game Pass subscription service, which continues to offer the best value in gaming”
This confirms that Destiny 2 (and Destiny 1) is being powered by Microsoft Azure. This does not mean anything in terms of exclusivity between Bungie and Microsoft — even Sony uses Microsoft’s cloud services to power its streaming service – PlayStation Now.
“Under the memorandum of understanding signed by the parties, the two companies will explore joint development of future cloud solutions in Microsoft Azure to support their respective game and content-streaming services,” revealed in a press release for Sony/Microsoft partnership.
In terms of games, Bungie currently has multiple projects under development, one of which is a brand-new IP which seems to be a competitive live service game releasing in 2025, according to job listings.
Bungie also announced that it is expanding its Destiny franchise into Films and TV, and started the hiring process last month.