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Posts tagged “Unity”

Unity’s latest tech demo is a film I’d watch more of

High-tech stubble, virtual eyebrows, and a rad-as-heck crowbot feature in Unity's latest tech demo showing off their game engine's shiny new features. The Heretic is another wee film, a mysterious mix of sci-fi and fantasy that's looking all sorts of fancy running in real time on what Unity call "a consumer-class desktop PC." Not a cheap desktop PC, I bet. If you enjoying cooing over…

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Unity engine revs up for real-time ray tracing support by the end of 2019

Unity Technologies are bringing real-time ray tracing support to their popular Unity game-making engine by the end of the year, the company have announced today at GDC, paving the way for more games to take advantage of Nvidia's shiny new RTX graphics cards and their fancy pants reflection tech. And to give everyone a taste of what ray tracing looks like in their titular engine,…

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Worlds Adrift and other MMOs safe as Unity and Improbable dispute ends

The past week's flurry of accusations, counter-claims, big-money deals and license revocations between Unity and Improbable seems to have come to an end. Developers using Improbable's SpatialOS cloud server tech can breathe easy, and resume development as normal without fear of the floor dropping out under them. In a Unity blog post here, the company say they've reinstated Improbable's Unity licenses, and have altered the…

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Improbable statement disputes Unity statement disputing Improbable statement

The future of games including Worlds Adrift and Lazarus remains uncertain as Unity, the makers of the engine these use, continue to row with the makers of the multiplayer cloud server tech they rely on, Improbable's SpatialOS. Improbable claimed on Friday that they were told by someone "at the most senior level" of Unity that SpatialOS didn't breach Unity's terms and conditions, so last week's…

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Unity say Improbable games don’t need to shut down after all, as Epic offer devs cash to go Unreal

Games built in Unity using Improbable's SpatialOS cloud server platform will not need to shut down, Unity's makers have stated. Improbable claimed yesterday that a recent change in the popular game creation software's rules would bar developers from using their cloud multiplayer services. This caused a big panic yesterday for developers who yesterday suddenly thought they might need to kill their games. Unity say it's…

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Worlds Adrift, Lazarus and other MMOs at risk from Unity dispute over SpatialOS

The future of several MMOs using SpatialOS cloud server tech is in question over a dispute between Unity Technologies and SpatialOS studio Improbable. The dispute is over a change in Unity's terms of services in December. Improbable released a statement saying that Unity have now revoked their Unity development license. So far, Spilt Milk's early access space shooter MMO Lazarus briefly went offline, but is…

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The Humble Unity Bundle contains some great stories, and the tools to tell your own

While it still bears some reputation as a scrappy little browser-game toolset (and that's no bad thing - it enabled much of the GMTK 2018 jam recently), ubiquitous game development platform Unity has spread to all corners. While I┬ádon't have a single creative bone in my body, the Humble Unity Bundle contains a pile of Unity tools and assets to build your dream game. Even…

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