Unity 5 announced

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nity 5—billed as “a massive update” to the multiplatform game engine and toolkit—was unveiled today at Game Developers Conference 2014.

Unity Technologies, makers of the suite, said Unity 5 will overhaul the game’s audio toolset and deliver upgraded lighting and and a physically based shader system. It now is a 64-bit engine with this release, Unity Technologies added.

Of note, Unity 5 will also include the launch of a cross-promotion network for mobile games called Unity Cloud, “enabling mobile game developers to run full-screen interstitial ads in their mobile games, as well as exchange ad units with other Unity developers.”

This afternoon, Unity Technologies released the following 5-minute video showcasing the new features and capabilities of the engine.

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