Unity will support Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8

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]

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Bruce Everiss Marketing Consultant 4 years ago
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.
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Barrie Tingle Live Producer, Maxis4 years ago
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.
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Thiago Attianesi Creative Director, Fan Studios4 years ago
Windows 8 needs the powers of Unity.
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Adam Campbell Producer, Hopster4 years ago
Yup, was waiting for this announcement. Windows Phone 8 will allow native app development.
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gi biz ;, 4 years ago
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.
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