Unity 5 Announced With Better Lighting, Better Audio, And “Early” Support For Plugin-Free Browser Games

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Even if you don’t know what Unity is, you’ve probably played a game made with it.

Unity is a game development engine that has skyrocketed in popularity over the last few years. Its main draw: you build a game once, and it works (natively!) on nearly every major platform (Xbox, PS3, Windows, iPhone, Android, and so on — the list at this point is nuts) without much extra work.

This morning at GDC, Unity announced the fifth major release of their engine. This comes about 16 months after the launch of Unity 4.0.

So, what does this mean for you, the gamer?

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If you’re a gamer, just know that a fairly popular game creation tool just got a whole lot better — better lighting, better audio capabilities, greater efficiency, etc. It’s sort of like if your favorite artist suddenly gained access to a bunch of fancy new paints, or if…

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