Unity 2017.1 game development platform has been released to the Asset Store with an all new payment model.
Unity Technologies announced that
Unity 2017.1 is now available to download from their Store. The update
is the start of a new cycle that will evolve their popular game engine.
2017.1, which is the company’s first fully subscription-based product,
focuses on helping teams work together more collaboratively by equipping
artists and designers.
“Unity 2017.1 is a
one-stop creation powerhouse that will allow teams of artists and
designers to unlock their full creativity. With incredibly open
choreography tools like Timeline, smart procedural cameras in
Cinemachine which follow your direction, and a built-in world-class
color grading suite plus the ability to edit and output all from within,
we’re unleashing a content creation game changer that will improve
collaboration across the board,” said Adam Myhill, Head of Cinematics,
Unity. “Working in an environment with so much power and flexibility
doesn't just save a huge amount of time, it allows you to experiment,
iterate and collaborate in ways which are the key ingredients of so many
Timeline and Cinemachine
and Cinemachine empower artists to create cinematic content and
gameplay sequences without the need for coding. Timeline allows artists
to easily blend and tweak animations, allowing for freedom to experiment
and refine their creations. Cinemachine optimizes the artist workflow
and gives room for experimentation by eliminating hours of hand
animation, camera programming, and revision by using smart cameras for
shot composition in cinematic sequences and gameplay. Engineers can also
easily integrate sequences created with Timeline through the powerful scripting API
and extend Timeline with the Playable API to create custom track types.
Everyone will benefit from these new creative tools as it gives them
access to artist tools that are intuitive, powerful and easy to use.
The 2017.1 update gives users the power to take action on insights using a suite of Live-Ops analytics tools
Remote Settings is a powerful new feature that gives users the ability
to make changes to their games in real-time, all without deploying a new
version. Underpinning this is Standard Events which gives teams a
window into how players are using their creations so they can make
adjustments that will optimize enjoyment. Teams can also further
maximize their success with Unity 2017.1’s built-in revenue generation
solutions, bringing more opportunities to creators to optimize the
performance of their content.
ecosystem helps accelerate time-to-market and decrease production costs
through the Unity Asset Store, a massive catalog of free and paid
off-the-shelf content created by the community, for the community. The
Asset Store’s all-new redesign is rolling out this summer and is home to
art, models, scripts, sound effects, editor extensions, productivity
tools, and more - anything an individual creator or team might need to
make development easier and get their project to the finish line faster.
Custom work and additional collaborators can be sourced through Unity
Connect, the professional network and talent marketplace for all Unity Creators