Unity 2017.3 Beta Has Vulkan Improvements, Initial Wayland Support
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Gaming on 30 September 2017 at 01:23 PM EDT. 8 Comments
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The Unity 3D Game Engine now has available a beta release of its upcoming "2017.3" update. There are interesting changes with this release.

On the Vulkan front with Unity 2017.3 Beta are performance and memory consumption optimizations for the Vulkan renderer. Additionally, there is initial multi-display support with its Vulkan renderer on Windows and Linux.

The Linux client build of Unity 2017.3 is also exciting. Most prominent on the Linux side is initial Wayland support, which can be enabled via the -force-wayland command-line argument as initially it's considered experimental. As part of this, SDL was upgraded to v2.0.5. The minimum OS version now supported by Unity 2017.3 is considered to be Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

Unity 2017.3 has also been working on a variety of VR/AR improvements, editor improvements, and much more.

More details on the Unity 2017.3 Beta via blogs.unity3d.com.
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