Unity and LG announced today that all LG's 2012 line-up of Smart TVs will featured games available from developers under the Unity license umbrella. What does this mean? It means you could be playing Interstellar Marines on a 60 inch TV before 2012 is out.
David Helgason, CEO of Unity Technologies commented in the press release, saying...
“The television technology LG is introducing this year is very impressive and offers an incredible opportunity for the developers under the Union umbrella to reach a new market,” ... “Our goal with Union is to create new avenues of distribution for developers using Unity, and LG smart TVs are creating a massive and new gaming audience.”
What's more is that the TVs will come with a gryoscopic controller called the Magic Motion Controller; gamers will be able to play some of their favorite Unity games right from the comfort of their couch in full-on HD on a brand new LG HDTV.
Sang-Woo Lee, Head of Content Division of LG TV also shared comments in the press release, saying...
Not too long ago Unity Technologies also announced that their latest version of their free-to-use development tool suite is available for indie, mid-ranged and AAA development studios.
This is great news for developers of any size and scope, as it enables a brand new platform to get games noticed and out there for the public to experience and enjoy. I'm betting a lot of well recognized indie developers could really benefit from this deal.
You can look for the new LG HDTVs featuring the gyroscopic controller and Unity-made games to roll out later this year. For more information be sure to pay a visit to the Official Website.