Unity Technologies has announced the immediate availability of Unity 5, the next generation of the award-winning Unity multiplatform engine and development tools.
The most powerful version of Unity to date includes massive graphics improvements and an expanded editor feature set that gives developers everywhere the potential to create incredibly beautiful and innovative gaming experiences across 21 platforms.
Additionally, Unity announced the availability of Unity Cloud Build, which enables developers to increase productivity by leveraging the power of cloud computing in order to remain focused on game development.
With the launch, Unity bolsters its long-time mission to democratise development by opening up the entire engine and editor to all developers through progressive licensing options that add big value for large studios and massive power for hobbyists and developers just getting started without taking a share of revenue.
“Unity 5 is a massive step up for Unity that empowers developers to make more beautiful and intricate games that reach bigger audiences, across more platforms,” said Unity CEO John Riccitiello. “We want everyone to have access to Unity 5 which is why we’ve increased the value of our royalty-free licenses. Unity 5 Professional starts with the power of Unity 5.0 and adds valuable tools such as Unity Cloud Build Pro and Team License. Unity 5 Personal Edition is for the developer just getting started and offers all the power of the engine and editor for free.”
Unity 5 comes in two editions: Unity 5 Professional Edition, suitable for a small 2-3 person studio or a 100+ person studio with the addition of Unity Cloud Build Pro, Team License, Game Performance Reporting, Asset Store Level 11, Unity Analytics Pro, access to previews and betas and more for a US$75 per month subscription, and Unity 5 Personal Edition, a free solution empowering hobbyists, sole developers, and studios just getting started with all the powerful features such as profiler, occlusion culling, render-to-texture and post-processing special effects as well as all the main Unity 5 features like physically-based shading, enlighten and reflection probes.
Unity 5 Professional and Personal Editions are available for download at unity3d.com/5.
About Unity Technologies
Unity Technologies is the creator of Unity, a flexible and high-performance end-to-end development platform to create rich interactive 3D and 2D experiences. Unity’s powerful engine and editor serve as the foundation to develop beautiful games or apps and easily bring them across multiple platforms: mobile devices, home entertainment systems, personal computers and embedded systems.
Unity also offers solutions and services for creating games and connecting with audiences including the Unity Asset Store, Unity Cloud Build, Unity Game Performance Reporting, Unity Ads and Unity Everyplay. Unity Technologies serves over 700,000 monthly active developers including large publishers, indie studios, students and hobbyists around the globe.
For more information visit unity3d.com.