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Download the Next-Gen Unity 5 Today

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Today at GDC 2015, Unity officially launched Unity 5, the highly anticipated successor to the extremely popular game engine Unity 4. During the talk Joachim Ante, Ralph Hauwert, Todd Hooper, Will Goldstone talked about the technical aspects of Unity 5 and the many improvements made to the game engine. This announcement comes just days after Unreal Engine 4's switch to a completely free pricing model. You can learn more about how these engines stack up against each other in this comparison article. The professional edition of Unity 5 is going to stay at the same price point of Unity 5 which is $75/month subscription or $1,500 perpetual. If you're a paying customer of Unity 5 you'll get all the powerful features of the engine plus a few extra benefits.
  • Team License

  • Unity Cloud Build Pro (12-month subscription)

  • Unity Analytics Pro (currently in beta)

  • Game Performance Reporting (currently in preview)

  • Asset Store Level 11 (a new collection of free assets available each month)

  • Access to previews and betas

  • No revenue limit, no revenue share

Just like Unity 4, Unity 5 also has a Personal Edition of the software, which is completely free and doesn't include any royalties. This of course is a strong counter on Unity's part to compete with the now free Unreal Engine 4. Unity 5 Personal Edition includes all the same features in terms of hardware as the Professional Edition, including Profiler, Physically-based shading, Reflection Probes and more. The big difference with Unity's Personal Edition versus UE4's free license is the fact that Unity doesn't include any royalties, so it truly is free. However, in order to qualify for the Unity 5 Personal Edition you must be a small studio that earns less than $100,000 a year, and funding under $100,000. Unity 5 features a lot of upgrades to the engine overall, including 64-bit support, and WebGL along with improvements to the graphical capabilities of the engine. The game engine race is officially underway with two huge announcements from Unreal Engine 4 and Unity 5 and we're excited to see what Unity 5 will bring to the game development community. Download Unity 5 Here