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On Thursday at Build 2013, a new collaboration was announced between Microsoft and Unity Technologies, which provides Unity multi-platform game engine and developer tools. This collaboration will make it even easier for developers to bring popular games, entertainment and apps to Microsoft platforms.
Developers who build games published by Microsoft Studios now have access to Unity tools for Xbox 360 and Xbox One free of charge and can create interactive 3D and 2D experiences. Unity will develop tools for Xbox One, including support for features like multiplayer matchmaking, SmartGlass, and enhanced Kinect gestures and recognition.
Steven Guggenheimer, corporate vice president and chief evangelist of Microsoft’s Developer & Platform Evangelism organization, said, “Unity has established itself not only as an incredible development toolset and engine, but as a significant force for creative freedom and innovation in the games development community. With Unity’s commitment to support Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, Xbox One and Xbox 360, Microsoft’s gaming ecosystem will benefit from the wealth of ideas and imagination flowing from the Unity games development community.”
Find out more in this Xbox Wire blog post.
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