Unity Technologies is extremely proud to announce the release of Unity 2.0, the largest and most exciting update to Unity and the Unity Web Player that has ever been released. This major update includes more than 50 new features and a variety of other product updates. Everything about Unity 2.0 is designed to make your games look better on more platforms, run faster, and easier to make.
Your Games Look Better
Creating content with strong visual appeal is a key element to your success, and there are a number of features to be found in Unity 2.0 that allow you to create content that looks even better than before. This is due to a variety of new features, including the ability to play video files as textures on any surface with ease and an all new way of developing content GUI systems.
Your Games Run Faster
Alongside top-notch visuals, developers also require the highest performance possible and as such we've also included a number of features in Unity 2.0 that will boost your frame rates and script execution speeds. These performance improvements are based partly on core engine optimizations as well as new features like DirectX 9 rendering support on Windows.
Your Games are Easier to Make
A key advantage of using Unity is the fact that it allows you to learn faster and do more with less effort, and we haven't forgotten that in Unity 2.0. The workflow improvement features include an all new companion product, the Unity Asset Server, which allows teams of developers to easily stay in synch and provide project source control capabilities. They also include a number of significant improvements and additions to the documentation, including new references guides for shaders, network enabled games and the terrain rendering engine.
Of course there are many new features and improvements that haven't been mentioned above. The best way to learn about them all is to visit our website where you can learn more about the new features, download and use the free 30-day trial or go ahead and purchase Unity 2.0 today.
Unity is the ultimate in supporting art packages. Almost every single application is supported, ranging from 3D modeling to image and audio tools. Unity has support for Maya, Cinema 4D, Lightwave, Cheetah3D, Blender, Modo and more.
Tutorials, videos and examples, thorough documentation and reference manual, and a great friendly community help make Unity a joy to get into.
Unity is being used by game developers such as Codemasters and Freeverse, in game design education, and amongst creative visualization professionals.