Microsoft And Unity Announces Strategic Partnership, Unity Support In Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, Xbox One And Xbox 360

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Today at Microsoft’s annual Build conference, a strategic partnership was announced between Unity and Microsoft. As a result, Unity will be committed to support Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, Xbox One and Xbox 360 which allow developers to unleash their creativity.

From Unity and Microsoft,

Windows Store Pro publishing add-on will be free when released (soon). So all current and future Unity Pro 4 customers stand to get $3000 worth of tech at half price! You’ll be able to port your games, ads, training and educational apps―any kind of Unity-authored content―to both the Windows Store Apps and Windows Phone 8 platforms with a Unity Pro 4 license.

Developers who build games published by Microsoft Studios now have access to Unity tools for Xbox 360 and Xbox One free of charge and can create interactive 3D and 2D experiences. Unity will develop tools for Xbox One, including support for features like multiplayer matchmaking, SmartGlass, enhanced Kinect gestures and recognition, and the power of the cloud.

Read more about it here and here.


  • Cormang

    This is great news!

  • Kreft

    Microsoft is on a roll lately. Should’ve bought some more stock. :$

    • iamwarpath

      Roll on appeasing their customers. XBone DRM roll back, Return of the Start Button, just to name two.

  • Haymo

    The cloud is creeping in again…