[PRESS RELEASE] New visual tools and collaboration with Autodesk makes Unity 2017.2 the best creation engine for all artists, developers and creators. 

Unity Technologies (https://unity3d.com/), creator of the world’s most popular creation engine that reaches nearly 3 billion devices worldwide, announced today that Unity 2017.2 is now available to download from the Unity Store. Unity 2017.2 is the most powerful content creation toolset to-date, delivering an end-to-end solution for 2D games and XR
creation, as well as optimized support for ARCore, ARKit, Windows Mixed Reality and Vuforia.

“Unity 2017 was the start of a new cycle that evolves the world’s most popular game engine into an ever-expanding creation engine for gaming and a wide range of real-time entertainment,” said Adam Myhill, Head of Cinematics, Unity. “Unity 2017.2 continues this evolution, by providing enhanced visual tools that truly empower and inspire artists and designers to do what they do best: create amazing content. We believe the power and flexibility within 2017.2 allows for improved experimentation, rapid iteration and a deeper collaboration between disciplines, which is the backbone for truly stunning creations.”

Unity 2017.2 key features include:

  • 2D Tilemap and Cinemachine for 2D: Designed to empower 2D
    creators, 2017.2 offers a complete suite of 2D tools, including the
    new 2D Tilemap tool for fast creation and iteration cycles. In
    addition, the new Cinemachine for 2D offers intelligent, easy to
    create camera behaviours with automatic composition, tracking,
    priorities and blending
  • Support and Further MR Optimization for the Latest Platforms:
    Unity currently powers 2/3rds of all AR/VR content, and now with
    further optimization for ARCore, ARKit, Windows Mixed Reality, and
    Vuforia, Unity developers will be able to reach over 1 billion
    AR-capable devices by the end of 2018. Unity makes it easy for
    developers to create MR experiences for supported devices, as well as
    add AR to existing apps to help drive user engagement and revenue
    growth
  • Collaboration with Autodesk to Improve Creation Workflow: Unity
    2017.2 is the first creation engine that has source code access to
    Autodesk’s FBX SDK and that provides improved creation workflow for
    better iteration and decision-making. Unity and Autodesk are working
    together to directly and dramatically improve FBX support, and enable
    high-fidelity round-tripping between Maya/Max and Unity

Unity exists to democratize development, solve hard problems and enable success — three core values that are the driving forces of Unity’s adoption by millions of creators. Unity powers more than 50% of all new mobile games and over 2/3rds of all AR and VR content. Interactive content made with Unity reaches nearly 3 billion devices worldwide.

Unity 2017.2 subscription plans are available with enhanced features and services to support customers’ needs. Unity Pro represents the top of the line in professional-grade tools while Unity Plus offers serious creators who intend to publish additional tools and services to help them succeed. Custom-tailored enterprise solutions are also available for teams of 21 or more. For hobbyists and aspiring creators, Unity Personal provides all the core features they need to get started for free.

All plans are royalty-free and include all platforms — complete details are available on Unity’s website.

About Unity Technologies

Unity Technologies is the creator of a flexible and high-performance end-to-end development platform used to create rich interactive 2D, 3D, VR and AR experiences. Unity’s powerful graphics engine and full-featured editor serve as the foundation to develop beautiful games or apps and easily bring them to multiple platforms: mobile devices, home entertainment systems, personal computers, and embedded systems. Unity also offers solutions and services for creating games, boosting productivity, and connecting with audiences including Unity Ads, Unity Analytics, Unity Asset Store, Unity Cloud Build, Unity Collaborate, Unity Connect and Unity Certification. Unity Technologies serves millions of registered developers including large publishers, indie studios, students and hobbyists around the globe. For more information, visit www.unity3d.com and to see the latest games and experiences created in Unity, go to https://unity.com/madewith