Unity Technologies Powers Next Generation of Groundbreaking VR Experiences on the New iMac Pro

More than 60% of all VR and AR experiences, including the newly announced Electronauts, and Gravity Sketch, are powered by Unity

SAN FRANCISCO, December 14, 2017 -- Unity Technologies (https://unity3d.com/), creator of the world’s leading real-time development platform which powers more than 60% of the world’s VR and AR creations, is now fueling the next generation of VR experiences on the new iMac Pro. Unity worked with Apple, AMD, and Valve to ensure optimal integration for Unity development and performance on the Metal graphics API and Apple hardware. This engineering work is now empowering the world’s largest community of developers to bring their creations to a new audience. The first of these immersive VR experiences, Electronauts and Gravity Sketch, were announced today and are demonstrations of the ways that Unity developers can unleash their creativity on macOS.

“The release of the iMac Pro puts Virtual Reality into the hands of even more consumers and creators. With Apple’s history of making new technologies mainstream, this is an exciting time for Unity and our developers,” said Tony Parisi, Global Head of VR/AR Strategy at Unity Technologies. “The future of VR has never been brighter. Now is the time to dazzle, surprise, and immerse an entirely new audience into the world of VR.”

Electronauts, created by Survios, a global leader in VR development, is optimized to deliver an immersive music creation experience empowering all music lovers to DJ, perform and produce great music. The Electronauts experience envelops the user in a world of audio, experienced and powered by VR. It is designed for users of all levels, and it empowers all music lovers to DJ, perform and produce great music.

"Electronauts' development process was one of near-constant creative experimentation and Unity allowed us to iterate quickly on our designs and rapidly prototype new ideas as the experience evolved," said Nathan Burba, Cofounder and CEO of Survios.

Gravity Sketch is an intuitive multi-platform 3D creation tool which gives industrial designers, automotive designers and more the power to create 3D objects in a VR environment. Unity’s flexibility enabled the team to optimize Gravity Sketch for the iMac Pro, which gives creatives another way to make their visions come to life.

“When we met with Unity we were blown away by how optimized Unity 2017 was for macOS,” said Daniel Thomas, CTO of Gravity Sketch. “It was easy to get Gravity Sketch up and running on Apple hardware. Thanks to Unity we are now able to reach an entirely new segment of creators, making it easier than ever for them to turn their ideas into reality.”

Unity is the world’s most popular real-time development platform. Games and experiences made with Unity have reached more than 3 billion devices worldwide this year and were installed more than 20 billion times in the last 12 months.

About Unity Technologies

Unity Technologies is the creator of a flexible and high-performance end-to-end development platform used to create rich interactive 2D, 3D, VR and AR experiences. Unity exists to democratize development, solve hard problems and enable success -- three core values that are the driving forces of Unity’s adoption by millions of creators. Unity’s powerful graphics engine and full-featured editor serve as the foundation to develop beautiful games or apps and easily bring them to multiple platforms: mobile devices, home entertainment systems, personal computers, and embedded systems. Unity also offers solutions and services for creating games, boosting productivity, and connecting with audiences including Unity Ads, Unity Analytics, Unity Asset Store, Unity Cloud Build, Unity Collaborate, Unity Connect and Unity Certification. Unity Technologies serves millions of registered developers including large publishers, indie studios, students and hobbyists around the globe. For more information, visit: http://unity3d.com to see the latest games and experiences created in Unity, go to: http://madewith.unity.com.

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