The lights are on
Video game engine company Unity Technologies announce it's entered into a partnership with Nintendo to provide a version of Unity that supports the Wii U and its developers. The agreement provides Nintendo the right to distribute Unity to in-house, external, and third party licensee developers. Unity's Wii U development platform won't be ready until 2013.
"The rapid growth of incredible games coming from the experienced and talented developers in our community makes Unity the new development platform of choice for AAA console developers," said Unity CEO David Helgason.
"Nintendo's unfettered access to Unity will produce a wealth of insanely good games from knowledgeable Nintendo developers and the Wii U deployment add-on will create an amazing opportunity for our massive community of developers to showcase their incredible creativity on one of the most anticipated and innovative gaming platforms to date."
Unity says it currently has 1.2 million registered developers.
This is great for upstart developers to get their own game on such a cool console.
I like screwing around on Unity.
Not sure how I feel about this. On the one hand, Unity is easy to use and helps developers make great, big games for less money and time. On the other hand, it isn't a particularly powerful engine, even with all the improvements it lags behind the competition. I guess we'll have to wait and see, a talented developer may be able to squeeze enough out of Unity to make a great looking game that really shows off the hardware.
damn, this could be huge
I love unity player... CS Portable FTW.
This just another reason I'm glad I'm getting a Wii U.
Nintendo needs to make the Wii U as accessible as possible. It's a great move on their part to give game developers both big and small the tools needed to create great games.
This is great news. Should open up the console for more indie developers and more games which is always a good thing.
Never heard of Unity. What is it?
Awesome news! Unity is one *** platform; super flexible, very well organized, and no slouch in the power department either. There's a good reason why A TON of smaller and indie developers use this GDK. Hopefully we'll get better indie games on the eShop now. If Nintendo ends up delivering mounds and mounds of garbage, like they did on the Wii with Wiiware, I'll be pissed.