Unity is awesome
If you haven’t already heard of Unity and have interest in making video games – whether it be for Facebook, Android, iOS, PS3, Xbox 360, or PC, you need to get this game dev tool now!
While the Unity web player is already built into browsers like Google Chrome, it still remains a hurdle to users as most people are unlikely or unable to install plugins for their browsers (especially the less technical folk).
With the added package for Facebook games (soon to be available in the Unity Asset Store), users will benefit with a streamlined interface and setup process when they try to play a Facebook game. As soon as Facebook began deploying the Web Player install, Unity installs on a browser have been heavily boosted – great news for Web Player developers in need of a larger platform reach!
And the available level of integration sounds like an amazing enhancement:
[via Unity blog]
Sony PlayStation partnership
Another great announcement from the press is the deal struck between Sony and Unity. With this new collaborative arrangement, developing games on Unity stays the same, but game makers will be able to leverage new PlayStation centric features like trophies and network code.
Additionally, developers will have better access to utilize features of the PS3’s sixaxis controller, harnessing the power from the dual sticks, game feedback, and gyroscope functionality.
Plus it is future-ready:
Through this partnership, SCE will offer Unity for PlayStation® with optimized deployment for PlayStation®4 (PS4™), PlayStation®3 (PS3®), PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) and PlayStation®Mobile (PSM).
It’s exciting to know as a game developer that a future game release can be deployed to the upcoming PS4!
Better get going and start making some games!