Unity has released the latest version of its cross-platform game engine. At the 2015 Game Developers Conference, CEO John Riccitiello announced a final version of Unity 5, which is now available on...
Unity 5 is finally here! All hail the king! Hurray! :-D
(Disclosure: Unity Technologies is a customer of 4D Pipeline).
Today after many months of intensive beta testing Unity5 is released to huge fanfare at the Game Developers Conference this week.
It's been a massive week for Game Developers and all of those (like 4D Pipeline) who use game engines for "serious stuff".
The competitive world of game engines is starting to seem like the Game Of Thrones, we've got:
- Valve this week has released it's Source2 engine!
- Crytek CryEngine managing to still just hang in there, popular still in Germany
- Unreal - excited everyone with their Free* pricing for Unreal4 engine (free being free but with royalties)
- and Unity5 - is not only release but also their free version vastly improved with more than ever part of the "free" version (essentially everything minus team support and some advanced functionality).
Add to this, Valve, Unreal, and Unity all have VR output options. And Unreal and Unity both have WebGL publishing options. Each have pro's and con's, each is working furiously to make the best product possible.
It's resulting in a win for the entire industry(ies). It means is more 3D, visualization, VR, AR, Games, interactive architectural walkthroughs, and 3D product experiences. The democratization continues!
Contact me to find out more. At 4D Pipeline we help Automotive, Apparel, Product companies, and architects make compelling 3D interactive experiences that help them explain, train, and sell more of their products.
PS - meet us at GDC2015 this week, or GTC2015 next week!