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Unity 5 Announced With New Game Engine Features

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Published on 18 March 2014 04:27 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Gaming
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Coinciding with today's announcement that Mozilla is bringing Unity to the web via ASM.js and WebGL, the Unity 5 game engine has been announced during the Game Developers Conference.

Game developers can now pre-order Unity 5, which includes high-end shader improvements, audio improvements, a 64-bit Unity Editor, WebGL export support, mobile improvements, real-time global illumination, PhysX 3.3 support, 2D enhancements, and a whole lot of other features.

Unity 5 overall looks very exciting and continues to bake in Linux support. Unfortunately, it still doesn't look like the Unity Editor will be coming natively to Linux.

Those wishing to find out more about Unity 5 and aren't present at GDC can visit Unity3D.com. I'll be out at GDC on Thursday and Friday with Linux gaming coverage on Phoronix so stay tuned for more.


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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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