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Unity will support Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8

Unity will support Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8

Thu 23 Aug 2012 12:38am GMT / 8:38pm EDT / 5:38pm PDT
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Windows Phone 8 comes out ahead of its predecessor

At the Unite 2012 event, Unity Tech chief executive officer David Helgason announced that Unity would support Microsoft's Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. This puts Windows Phone 8 on better footing than its predecessor, as Helgason previously said that Windows Phone 7 was too closed for Unity support.

"Our mission at Unity has always been to provide solutions for developers to effortlessly bring their work to as many different platforms as possible," Helgason said.

"The Unity community has been asking for access to Windows Phones and have been eagerly anticipating the release of Windows 8. We're happy to announce that we will support both."

It's a positive note for Microsoft, who is currently behind in the mobile space. Helgason cited statistics noting that 53 percent of mobile game developers had published games using Unity.

[Via Edge Online]

5 Comments

Bruce Everiss
Marketing Consultant

1,716 598 0.3
Yes. But inevitable.

It will be very interesting to see what happens when Microsoft throw billions at Phone 8, because they will, they have no option.

Posted:A year ago

#1

Barrie Tingle
Live Producer

337 103 0.3
Love my Windows 7 phone and will definitely upgrade to Windows 8 phone when they come out. Unity supporting Windows 8 mobile will hopefully lead to an increase in apps for the device, at least in the games area of the app store anyway.

Posted:A year ago

#2

Thiago Attianesi
Creative Director

59 2 0.0
Windows 8 needs the powers of Unity.

Posted:A year ago

#3

Adam Campbell
Associate Producer

1,116 888 0.8
Yup, was waiting for this announcement. Windows Phone 8 will allow native app development.

Posted:A year ago

#4

gi biz
;,pgc.eu

341 51 0.1
Once again the reporter has been looking only at one side. Unity will also support Linux which, in my opinion, is far more exciting and important.

Posted:A year ago

#5

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