With the new Crescent Bay prototype for the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) revealed, Oculus VR has started talking about software development for the device at its Oculus Connect developer conference in Hollywood, California. The company’s VP of product Nate Mitchell has already announced Showdown from Epic Games, but didn’t stop there. Mitchell followed up with an exciting announcement from Unity.
Oculus announced a new partnership with Unity focused on the Unity 5 engine. It was confirmed that Oculus Rift development tools will now be included in both free and Pro version of the Oculus Rift. This will serve as a huge announcement for many developers, who have had issues with securing funds for the Pro version of the development tool in the past. It wasn’t clear if this announcement would take immediate effect or arrive later down the line.
Unity has proven a popular development engine for VR development in the past as has Epic Games Unreal Engine 4. Will this new partnership help to tip the scales in the former’s favour?
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