The lights are on
At today's Microsoft Build conference in San Francisco, the company announced a new collaboration with Unity Technologies. The partnership will bring Unity development tools to developers working on titles published by Microsoft for free.
Unity is in the process of creating new tools to handle multiplayer matchmaking, SmartGlass applications, and Kinect gestures and voice recognition. The bigger news is that now developers can use familiar Unity toolsets to create their own titles for distribution.
A tremor went through the indie community when Microsoft discontinued support of it's XNA development toolset. This provides a replacement that might already be familiar to those working to bring games to PC, Mac, iOS, Android, and six others.
[Source: Xbox Wire]
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Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay..... and it's gone.
Well, it's nice to see that this is happening, I guess. It's also coming to Wii U and Sony consoles.
Very cool news. I'm glad Xbox is bringing it over.
Sounds good, I knew they would replace it with something.
This has potential.
They also got rid of charges regarding updates/patches for downloadable games. www.ign.com/.../microsoft-stops-charging-devs-for-xbox-360-patches
Ouch for XNA. I know a lot of developers liked that.
Awesome. I already know how to do a fair amount of things on Unity.
Every time I use Unity it doesn't work. his isn't looking good for me.
Still not much of a draw for indies considering what's been done already.