Andrew Fray

Unity 4.2 features write-up

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EDIT: Unity 4.2 is now available for download, and you can read a more comprehensive feature list on the official blog.

A quick google didn’t find anyone who had written this up beyond the headlines, so here’s the gritty details on what’s in 4.2, mainly taken from the Unite Nordic 2013 Keynote, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=QY-e2vdPdqE#t=1246s

All of these are in all versions of 4.2, including the free version:

Edit: Seems I misinterpreted part of Lucas’s speech. All these features are free, they will appear in whatever version of unity is most suitable. Eg shadows are part of Unity3D Pro, so those improvements are available to all Pro users for free. Here’s the list:

And then there’s the headlines about the mobile add-ons becoming free, which everyone has heard by now:

http://blogs.unity3d.com/2013/05/21/putting-the-power-of-unity-in-the-hands-of-every-mobile-developer/

Of those new features, I’m excited by the headless player support. That’s going to be great for client-server games that want to run on AWS or something. The presets also sound interesting – I’m a huge fan of animation curves, and anything that increases their functionality is great by me. And I could have used the more detailed memory snapshot tool while optimising Sonic Dash.

So looking forward to the release of 4.2, and I hope you are too.

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