Unity 5.6 Released With Vulkan Support, Updated Particle System
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Gaming on 31 March 2017 at 11:37 AM EDT. 24 Comments
LINUX GAMING --
Unity 5.6 is now available as the last feature release for this cross-platform game engine in the Unity 5 series.

Unity 5.6 delivers on Vulkan support as arguably the best feature for this game engine update. Unity 5.6 also has "massive" improvements to its lighting system and particle system. Unity 5.6 is also slated to deliver better graphics performance, a new video player with 4K support, navigation system improvements, new 2D tooling, debugging improvements, Facebook Gameroom support, and much more.


Those wanting to learn more about Unity 5.6 can read the official release announcement. Moving forward, Unity will be shifting to a year-based versioning scheme.

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