by David Sanchez on September 20, 2012 @ 9:25 am
It appears that Nintendo and Unity have partnered up and have plans of working together as far as the Wii U is concerned. As reported on Engadget, the Big N’s upcoming platform will support the Unity Engine, which means a slew of developers will be able to create games using its tools.
Already we’ve seen a number of devs both large and small using the Unity Engine. The fact that there are currently 1.2 million Unity licenses floating around means that the Wii U could potentially get ports of numerous existing titles down the road. According to Utility Technologies CEO David Helgason, Nintendo will be able to grant access to Unity tools for first- and third-party development teams, as well.
The Unity Engine could be a great fit for the Wii U. Countless studios use its tools to create mobile games, and one would imagine that the Wii U GamePad could benefit from the engine. Additionally, the Wii U is said to be easy to port to, so we could see the return of previous Unity titles. Of course, we’ll have to wait until 2013 to see how it all pans out, as that’s when the console/engine support will take off.
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