Unity 2.5 Arrives on Windows

Unity 2.5 Arrives on Windows

Unity 2.5 Arrives on Windows

Unity Technologies announced Wednesday the Unity 2.5 game engine, which now is available for use on Windows.

Previously, the engine was only available for Mac OS X. But now the editor is also usable on Windows Vista, XP and 2000, with "100 percent feature parity and interoperability with Mac OS X."

While there are Windows and Mac versions of Unity 2.5, both versions can create games for Mac and Windows platforms. Unity Technologies said the two versions are identical in look, feel and function.

The company listed the major updates in Unity 2.5:

  • Even easier-to-use tools allowing rapid play, test and improvement of work
  • A gorgeous tabbed interface Precise navigation and placement of tools – new flythrough controls and a newly designed rotation tool
  • Information at a glance – detailed rendering stats of meshes; waveforms of audio clips; model file previews and much, much more
  • Drag and drop 3ds Max support in addition to existing support for Maya, Blender and all other 3D apps
  • Completely extensible toolset

Unity 2.5 will be on display at next week’s Game Developers Conference in San Francisco at booth 5110.