Today Unity have announced that they will be partnering with Microsoft to bring some great features for developers.
Can't wait to have my Xbox One :-)
Couldnt agree more. This is exciting news. Unity is HUGE, one of the most popular development tools for indie/independent and even AAA devs. I like: "we’re collaborating with Microsoft to develop tools for the Xbox One entertainment system, including support for many next-generation features like enhanced Kinect gestures and recognition, multiplayer matchmaking, SmartGlass and cloud stuff. Oh, and developers who build games published by Microsoft Studios get the tools for both Xbox 360 and Xbox One free of charge." All that juicy stuff that will make the next-gen Xbox so great. No better platform to carry the torch than UNITY.
You will be pleased to know that Unity has already announced their partnership with Sony for PS4 a long time ago, in March. This is even better for developers since you will not need a publisher and you'll have complete control over your projects. Source : http://blogs.unity3d.com/20...
I didn't know that, and it does please me, as I will be PS4ing the hell out a PS4 by the holiday season. However, that doesn't make the news pertaining to Xbox any less awesome...
Speaking from a developer standpoint, the ability to skip the publisher is huge. I'm hoping Microsoft waives this requirement at some point. We're currently looking at a starting up a PS4/Vita project but won't even consider Microsoft at this stage due to the restrictions they still impose on devs. Thankfully, hearing that they dropped the 40k fee for patching games, I'm hopeful that MS is at least slowly coming around.
Hahahaha look at them downvotes. Xbox One = Day One Bring them downvotes
That's not how you spell done ;)
MS is the king of the 180s. These last past weeks have shown that MS doesn't lead they follow and they also copy almost everything Sony has done.
Uhm.... No. I wouldn't be so fast to judge. Sony copied achievements with trophys Sony copied Xbox Music and Xbox Video. With Music Unlimited and Video Unlimited. Sony copied cross-game chat with PS4. Sony copied Charging to play online. Its something negative but still.. Sony copied the moving triggers with the Dualshock 3 (and failed miserably) Its called competition buddy, nothing wrong with that.
You forgot the guide button sir, hdd standard, headset standard. Wish fan boys would learn how to just be gamers, and understand that all these companies are only after your money..and that is the extend of their care for you. @no_limit That is so funny, I just was talking about the no rumble thing yesterday. Sony talked about how light it made the controller.
Also, didn't Sony went from the Boomerang design of the original PS3 controller, then to the Sixaxis one to try to compete with the Wiimote, saying that rumble is so last generation, to finally do a 180 and went with the current DS3. In essence, Sony did two 180 just on the controller alone.
@No_Limit sixaxis design was from the beginning of wii and @Mystogan Wr understand that Sony has taken ideas from MS, and that MS has taken many ideas from Sony. Your point is?
54% failure rate is the only Sony didn't get from MS thank goodness. Enjoy second place fellas, you guys are going to be there for a long while. heh
Unity on PS4 is incredible. Clearly Unity on X1 is a terrible move. Lets get Xbone everyone! Gamers unite, we are something.... As you can see, I am as dumb as a bucket of stones!
They also said that Windows 8 apps are going to work on Xbox One. If they announce that the Windows Store will be available on the X1. That means selfpublishing is confirmed. I laugh at people who say Microsoft doesn't care about developers. That might have a little truth in it when it comes to Xbox up until now. But the same can't be said about their other services. And just to remind you all. http://youtu.be/8To-6VIJZRE
Great stuff. I think most indies games will be unify in Windows 8 and I can see a lot of those games can be cross play on Xbox, PC, mobile phones, and even Xbox 360. This is a huge news.
Indie games on Windows 8? O_o I take it you don't have Windows 8? It's a wasteland. Any and all good games are already available on Google Chrome, no matter what OS you're using. Steam has the support...and they're trying to move away from Windows.
Awhile ago they announced a partnership with Sony and now this. It's great that this has tools for all platforms. It'll make the indie scene even better!
Difference is. They get the tools for X1 and 360 for free!!
Unity have been working with Sony since PS3, They have a very good relationship.
Only if you are published by MS Studios.
AznGaara LOL, you beat me to it.
it doesnt say self publish? If that news isn’t thrilling enough, we also announced that we’re collaborating with Microsoft to develop tools for the Xbox One entertainment system, including support for many next-generation features like enhanced Kinect gestures and recognition, multiplayer matchmaking, SmartGlass and cloud stuff. Oh, and developers who build games published by Microsoft Studios get the tools for both Xbox 360 and Xbox One free of charge. they have to go to microsoft to get it to get it free that aint self publishing should be straight forward heres ur kits there u go
There must be some trade-off. They can't just give away shit for free xD
i still think theres more to it this is ms were talking about its good to have things free at what costs? i bet they have to go to micosoft each time
It'll be MS who is paying for the tools and giving it to the developer, so there will definitely be a process of deciding who is 'good' enough to have them, but licenses for the current unity tools aren't that much, it'll be easy to get the tools and even more so with the self-publish on PS4
If you are published by Ms you get the unity tools get for free, if you pay for the toolset you can publish your title to X1. Also, can publish to W8 free of charge. Sounds like great news to me.
Great news for indies.X1 day one
It seems like Xbox One has been doing a lot better post DRM issues, Acquiring cloud based servers, Xbox One games have won the most awards by the biggest reviewers, MS dropping patch fees, signing on with Unity. Can't wait for Xbox One.
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