GDC 2013 has just started and Qualcomm has announced that the company has teamed up with Unity, the makers of the Unity3D engine, in a development partnership which brings to the table better optimization for Qualcomm Snapdragon-based devices for developers when making their games using the Unity3D engine.
This means that while Unity3D is already a multi-platform game development engine, allowing developers to make games for multiple platforms pretty much at the same time, optimization for Qualcomm Snapdragon chisets will now be built into the engine itself. Basically developing your games for a Snapdragon device using Unity3D has gotten a lot easier to do.
If you are a developer and are interested in learning more about this, you can check out the full press release below.
Developer Website: Unity3D
Unity Technologies Collaborates With Qualcomm to Optimize Unity Development Platform for a Wide Variety of Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor-Based Devices
Unity Technologies to Also Make Available a Robust Portfolio of Exciting New Games Optimized For Certain Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor-Based Devices
SAN FRANCISCO, CA — March 25, 2013 — Unity Technologies, provider of the Unity multi-platform engine and development tools, and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), announced today that Unity Technologies will be optimizing its multi-platform engine in the coming months in collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies. These modifications will help improve the performance of Unity-authored games and applications running on mobile devices powered by a wide variety of Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processors from Qualcomm Technologies. As a result, developers will have a unique opportunity to create and deploy dynamic gaming experiences with high-end visuals on various Snapdragon processor-based devices. As part of this collaboration, Unity Technologies also will be making available enhanced and optimized mobile games for certain Snapdragon processor-based devices. Snapdragon users can look forward to new, Unity-based games later this year.
To date, Qualcomm Snapdragon processors, with integrated Adreno™ GPUs, can be found in more than 770 commercially available or announced products, with another 450 product designs in the pipeline. Available in a range of features and configurations, Qualcomm Snapdragon processors enable great gaming experiences across a large spectrum of devices, from entry-level smartphones to high-end smartphones and tablets. As a result, this collaboration will help empower Unity Technologies’ global community of more than 1.5 million registered developers to create better mobile gaming experiences with advanced graphics for many Snapdragon-based Android and Windows devices across the world.
“Qualcomm Technologies is passionate about mobile gaming, so we’re very excited to be working with an industry leader in game engine and tool technologies such as Unity Technologies,” said Raj Talluri, senior vice-president of product management at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “This collaboration will allow the two companies to optimize the strength of Unity’s powerful rendering engine with the integrated OpenGL ES 3.0 compliant Adreno GPUs and high performance multi-core CPUs of the Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. As a result, this will help bring exceptional gaming experiences to consumers.”
“As an industry leader in mobile gaming, Unity Technologies is constantly looking to improve the quality and robustness of its multi-platform engine and development tools for Unity’s developer community,” said David Helgason, CEO of Unity Technologies. “We’re excited to work with an innovative global mobile technology provider such as Qualcomm Technologies and support their incredible Snapdragon processors, which are at the heart of many Android and Windows mobile devices across the globe.”