Unity 5.6 Dated, Set To Introduce Google Daydream and Cardboard Support [Updated]

Next full build will introduce support for Google's two head-mounted displays.

Unity announced at GDC that they will be introducing support for Google Daydream and Google Cardboard for both Android and iOS for it’s unity Game engine.

The announcement was made by Lucas Meijer, Technical Director for Unity as part of their keynote speech at GDC today. “Obviously as with every release there’s always some news in the area of platform growth. Unity 5.6 adds yet again two more platforms to the never-ending crazy list – and we have to make it all work!” He joked. “The never-ending crazy list of platforms that Unity developers can bring their content to. And this time around it’s support for Google Daydream and Google Cardboard. For Android as well as iOS.”

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Unity is a cross-platform game engine developed by Unity Technologies and released for OSX in 2005. It currently supports 27 platforms, including Windows, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 4 and Android.

The Unity 5.6 release is currently scheduled for March 31st 2017. A beta is currently available at the official Unity website.

VRFocus will continue to bring you news on GDC throughout the week.

Update: The title of this piece initially said that the Unity version was version 3.6, not 5.6. VRFocus apologises for this error.

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