Unity Will Run on Wii U
It seems like every other time I hear about a smaller game lately, it is running on the Unity engine. Even some bigger name studios are starting to use it. With over 1 million registered devs, it looks like Unity is starting to become pretty popular. Popular enough to get a partnership with Nintendo.
Unity has recently signed a deal with Nintendo to provide Nintendo with a version of Unity that will be compatible with the Wii U. The deal also gives Nintendo the rights to distribute the engine to all in-house, first, and third party developers. The dev platform won’t be available until 2013, though. David Helgason, the CEO of Unity, released the following statement:
“The rapid growth of incredible games coming from the experienced and talented developers in our community makes Unity the new development platform of choice for AAA console developers. Nintendo’s unfettered access to Unity will produce a wealth of insanely good games from knowledgeable Nintendo developers and the Wii U deployment add-on will create an amazing opportunity for our massive community of developers to showcase their incredible creativity on one of the most anticipated and innovative gaming platforms to date.”