By Paul Iuzzolino 09/09/13
In a recent interview with Official Xbox Magazine UK, CEO of Unity Technologies David Helgason has confirmed that Unity Support will come to Xbox One later this year. By using the Xbox One's additional power, high-end features will be supported with the Unity Development Kit. Also the Unity Development Kit will deploy simple development for other developers. Helgason also spoke with OXM, stating that they are working with Microsoft to bring the Unity Support to Xbox One as well as making the Windows store export free. Unity Support has been available for Xbox 360, but the tools were put in too late, and many developers were not able to use it. When the Xbox One does launch, Unity support won't be available, but it will still come pretty early. Even though there will be different costs with different platforms, the tools will still be the same. After this support becomes available, developers will be able to build their content and export it directly. Helgason emphasized that from a technical perspective developers will be able to make a game once and deliver that game to any platform. Helgason lastly stated that he wants to make sure that developers can really make use of the hardware by going crazy with shaders and particle systems. So once this support become available, it will be very interesting to see how developers make use of the Unity Development kit.