Unity Technologies announces
is now accepting preorders from developers for Unity 5, the next
installment in their multiplatform game engine and development tools, saying
those who preorder Unity Pro 5 will also receive Unity Pro 4 in the meantime.
Here's a Unity 5
Feature Preview trailer
, and here's word on their next upcoming 64-bit
Unity 5 is a massive update to the Unity Engine, including features such as the
Enlighten real-time lighting system and physically-based shaders that provide
the power to render stunning high-quality characters, environments, lighting,
and effects. Workflow efficiency increased dramatically due to the new unified
shader architecture, in-editor real-time lightmap previews, and improved asset
bundling. Audio designers will find a completely overhauled audio system
including the new Audio Mixer for creating dynamic soundscapes and effects.
Unity Technologies is committed to creating opportunities for the massive Unity
community of developers to find success. Therefore Unity 5.0 will see the launch
of the integrated Unity Cloud ad-sharing network for painless cross-promotion of
mobile games, and an addition to Unity's unrivaled multiplatform support with
the introduction of WebGL deployment.