A big win for 3D and the Unity 3 development game engine

For those that don’t know, Unity 3 is a 3D development game engine designed to allow cross-platform development between iPhone, iPad, PC, Mac, Android, Wii, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Unity Technologies has now created their latest version of Unity and they announced today that its engine has won the Wall Street Journal’s software innovation award. Any award from the prestigious Wall Street Journal is obviously of highest regard. It is interesting to see the 3D tech winning the award and is a huge victory for Unity Technologies.

Unity 3 is available with the basic version of the software available for commercial use for free. UnityPro, the premier version is not. The key features of Unity 3 is the ‘Unified Editor’, which allows developers to use projects on any supported platform from a single editor.

Unity’s CEO, David Helgason proudly announced, “This audacious dream of building a truly unified platform for game development is coming to fruition,with tens of thousands of teams of every shape and size using Unity, across every genre and all major platforms, across all parts of the game industry as well as most other industries, economies of collaboration and sharing and scale of stunning dimensions are being realised.”

In response to the award, Helgason said, “We couldn’t be more excited to be recognised thus by one of the world’s most respected and widely read publications. This is the latest in a series of accolades for Unity.”

EA have recently penned a deal that gives them unlimited access the said tool.

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