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Kareem Choudhry, the corporate VP of Gaming at Microsoft announced that they have acquired PlayFab. PlayFab is a "complete backend platform provider of services to build, launch, and grow cloud-connected games." For those of you still rocking the "cloud to butt" extension, this is probably a chuckle inducing news post for you. Heh, butt-connected games.

Microsoft is going to make use of PlayFab's tools and expertise to improve services such as Microsoft Azure.

Some additional thoughts on this were shared by PlayFab CEO and co-founder James Gwertzman. Maybe with the help of PlayFab, we'll finally start to see the power of the cloud for Xbox One gaming.