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Microsoft teams up with Unity Technologies for Xbox One

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 29 Jun 2013 19:05

Microsoft teams up with Unity Technologies for Xbox One Earlier this week, Microsoft announced a major collaboration with Unity Technologies, the maker of the game engine and developer tools.
The joint effort will be for the Xbox 360 and the upcoming Xbox One, allowing developers unlimited access to the tools.

Says the company (release):

Marking one step in our ongoing commitment to provide the best developer environment for creators, this collaboration will make it even easier for developers to bring popular games, entertainment and apps to Microsoft platforms.

Developers who build games published by Microsoft Studios now have access to Unity tools for Xbox 360 and Xbox One free of charge and can create interactive 3D and 2D experiences. Unity will develop tools for Xbox One, including support for features like multiplayer matchmaking, SmartGlass, enhanced Kinect gestures and recognition, and the power of the cloud.

Adds Steven Guggenheimer, Corporate Vice President and Chief Evangelist of Microsoft's Developer & Platform Evangelism: "Unity has established itself not only as an incredible development toolset and engine, but as a significant force for creative freedom and innovation in the games development community. With Unity's commitment to support Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, Xbox One and Xbox 360, Microsoft's gaming ecosystem will benefit from the wealth of ideas and imagination flowing from the Unity games development community."

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