Unity Engine released the Unity 5.3 update today with some great new features, including more support for VR and some new “low nausea” arcade style VR game samples.
The VR game samples are as follows:
- The VR Cinema with curved display style menu
- Flyer: Which allows you to pilot a spacecraft through an asteroid field using head tracking for input.
- Maze: A top-down-view tabletop game that uses a combination of head tracking and button input to guide an avatar.
- Target Gallery: a gallery-style shooter where you aim at targets using head tracking.
- Shooter360: A 360-degree arena shooter challenging you to take out spawning targets all around you in a domed arena, designed to be played in a standing position.
The game samples are supported by a new VR Tutorials section that goes into more details including a VR Reading List section with some great, must-read resources.
More Unity Updates
In addition to the VR support, Unity 5.3 features a number of other exciting updates, including WebGL support, and updated particle system, an updated scene management system, an updated rendering features, as well as an upgraded MonDevelop 5.9.
I am downloading the update as I write this and will keep you all updated.
Sean Earley is the Executive Editor of AR/VR Magazine & co-founder of RobotSpaceship Podcast Network. He is the Director of New Biz Development and Publishing at KEMWEB, a musician, producer & consultant. He loves guitars, VR and coffee.