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Unity 5 game engine unveiled, includes 'enhanced real-time lighting'

Unity Technologies unveils its new game engine, Unity 5, which includes improved audio, shaders and real-time lighting
By: Anthony Garreffa | Gaming News | Posted: Mar 18, 2014 5:43 am

Some news broke a little earlier than it should, with Unity Technologies revealing its next iteration of its cross-platform game engine, known as Unity 5. The updated game engine has some new tricks up its sleeve, too.




The team has described Unity 5 as a "massive update," with the new engine featuring a "completely overhauled audio system," physical shaders and enhanced real-time lighting. The updated engine will also include an ad-sharing network that should make it easier for developers using Unity 5 to cross-promote their mobile games.


Unity Technologies is hoping to attract more developers, and praise, with its support for the WebGL graphics API. Unity 5 will be available for pre-order sometime today, directly from Unity Technologies.


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