Unity License Free For Indie Developers On Xbox One


Microsoft has announced that all developers a part of the Independent Developers @Xbox program will have free access to the Unity game engine. The engine, which has become a go-to way for indie game developers to create cross-platform titles, will be available for the Xbox One in 2014.

Access to the Unity engine will allow developers to seamlessly create games for the Xbox One, Windows 8 and Windows 8 devices. The perk is expected to “even the playing field” regardless of size according to Microsoft.

“Microsoft continues to show their commitment to creating opportunity for developers of all shapes and sizes, a commitment shared by Unity,” David Helgason, CEO, Unity Technologies said. “The drive behind the ID@Xbox program is exciting for Unity and the games development community in general. We can’t wait to see the results.”

This news is clearly a way for Microsoft to compete with the Wii U and PlayStation 4 in terms of convincing indie developers to develop for their console. The access to the Unity engine may just be the thing to get Microsoft and the Xbox One back in the lead in the console indie game race.


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