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.