Unity Technology has sent out word that Unity 4.0 has officially become available for download and purchase. Gamers, game designers, indie studios, AAA studios, enthusiasts, artists, coders, illustrators, modelers, animators and everyone else in between can gain access to the next generation of one of the most beloved gaming engines this generation.
For those of you unfamiliar with Unity, feel free to check out the full real-time tech demo right here...none of it is CGI. It's all rendered in real-time.
The Unity 4 provides all new enhancements, advancements and upgrades to enable users to take advantage of cutting edge technologies and state-of-the-art libraries for creating, building, crafting and digitally sewing together some of the most striking games imaginable. In fact, Unity is powering highly anticipated titles such as Project Eternity, StarForge and Wasteland 2 to name a few.
David Helgason, CEO, Unity Technologies commented in the press release, saying...
“Unity 4 will see the addition of an incredible number of new, highly advanced, features and continuous improvement across the tech to be released in smaller, faster increments than Unity has seen in the past,” ... “It’s an exciting time for Unity and the 4.0 release marks the beginning of a great new era for our technology.”
Unity 4 now supports DirectX 11 functoinality, the new Mechanim animation toolset and full support for Linux development and Adobe Flashplayer integration for 2D and 3D game designs.
If you don't have a huge budget to work on your game and you need some high-end tools to get things done, you'll definitely want to check out the Unity Engine to see if it suits your needs. For more information or the option to download or purchase the Unity 4, feel free to visit the Official Website.