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Microsoft and Unity tool up for Xbox One, Windows development

Microsoft and Unity come together on Xbox One

Soon developers using Unity Pro 4 will be able to port their games to the Windows Store on PC, Windows Phone 8 and Xbox One, the Unity blog has announced.

This partnership will see Microsoft and Unity collaborating to add support for “enhanced Kinect gestures and recognition, multiplayer matchmaking, SmartGlass and cloud stuff” in Unity Pro 4 for Xbox One. If an outfit is using Unity to create a game for Microsoft Studios, then Unity tools for Xbox 360 and Xbox One will be offered gratis. Publishing games on the Windows Store will also be free.

Unity is one of the more popular multi-platform engines out there right now. In March, Unity announced it had entered a similar partnership with Sony to offer tools tailored to Sony platforms, including the PS4, and last month Unity made its mobile development tools available free of charge to all indie developers.

JoystiqMicrosoft and Unity tool up for Xbox One, Windows development originally appeared on Joystiq on Thu, 27 Jun 2013 18:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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