Unity 2.5 – Leading 3D games tool now available for Windows Vista and XP.Unity 2.5 – Leading 3D games tool now available for Windows Vista and XP.
The Unity 2.5 development tool has been rebuilt to look, feel and function identically on both operating systems, each running the same underlying engine. The best part? Unity on either platform can build games for either platform – cross-platform development in the truest sense.
David Helgason, CEO of Unity Technologies said, “Starting today, Windows users can finally get their hands on our baby that has been generating an incredible amount of excitement. Unity has been used to create dozens of hit games and is already being used by thousands of developers on the Mac, and we have huge expectations of how far we and our community can go.”
Major updates in Unity 2.5 include:
Even easier-to-use tools allowing rapid play, test and improvement of work
A gorgeous tabbed interface
Precise navigation and placement of tools – new flythrough controls and a newly designed rotation tool
Information at a glance – detailed rendering stats of meshes; waveforms of audio clips; model file previews and much, much more
Drag and drop 3ds Max support in addition to existing support for Maya, Blender and all other 3D apps
Completely extensible toolset
The Unity tools have been hailed as revolutionary for democratizing game development, in that the same platform is being used by the big players like EA, Cartoon Network, and Funcom, as well as thousands of indie developers, startups, hobbyists and students. Hundreds of commercial games have been developed with Unity, and more are launched every day.
Unity 2.5 will be on show at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco from 23-27th March 2009. Stop by booth #5110 for a chat and full demonstration.