Sections

New LG TVs to feature Unity games

Partnership will see Unity authored titles on latest televisions from manufacturer

Unity Technologies and LG have partnered to feature Unity authored games on the manufacturer's 2012 range of Smart TVs.

"The television technology LG is introducing this year is very impressive and offers an incredible opportunity for the developers under the Union umbrella to reach a new market," said Unity CEO David Helgason.

"Our goal with Union is to create new avenues of distribution for developers using Unity, and LG smart TVs are creating a massive and new gaming audience."

Through its Union division Unity will supply a number of titles for the new range of internet connected televisions, with plans to increase that number in the future. The televisions come supplied with a Magic Motion Remote, complete gyroscopic technology.

"Adding a huge catalogue of Unity-authored titles to the line-up of games available on LG TVs will boost the incredible value that our customers receive when choosing one of our HDTV models," added Sang-Woo Lee, LG's head of content division.

"We want our TVs to be the most comprehensive platform for entertainment on the market and having access to such an impressive array of games helps make that happen."

Related stories

Unity's GDC 2017 keynote: Access to China, Artist in Residence and Power Rangers

Engine firm gears up for next product cycle as version 5.6 paves the way Unity 2017

By James Batchelor

Where to watch Unity's GDC 2017 keynote livestream

Engine and services firm expected to discuss new support for virtual and augmented reality, plus new game reveals

By James Batchelor

Latest comments (3)

Neil Young Programmer, Rebellion Developments5 years ago
Can't help thinking the "games-on-tv-without-a-console" market is dangerously fragmented before it's even taken off...
0Sign inorRegisterto rate and reply
Sandy Lobban Founder, Noise Me Up5 years ago
I thought they were already partnered up with Gaikai? Strange.
0Sign inorRegisterto rate and reply
John Tearle Founder, CEO, Flix Interactive5 years ago
I think that if this is done right (ie. right hardware support) then this could be a step towards the future of game distribution for better or worse... Interesting stuff.
0Sign inorRegisterto rate and reply

Sign in to contribute

Need an account? Register now.