Unity 2018.3 Released With Over 2000 Improvements!
Mike Sanders / 2 years ago
Unity 2018.3 Released
Unity is, without a doubt, one of the most popular game making tools currently on the market. With its relatively easy interface and literally thousands of pre-supplied assets, it’s a great tool to learn if you want to get into the game making industry. It seems, however, that in a report via DSOGaming, things have just gotten a whole lot better for developers!
With the release of version 2018.3 though, the software program has claimed to have added over 2000 new features, fixes and improvements.
The Main Key Features!
As part of the release, the main key features include the following;
- Improved Prefab Workflows – One of the most highly requested updates from Unity users, Prefabs have been improved with a focus on reusability, control, and safety. These updates not only implement support for nesting but rethinks the core Prefab workflows. It has never been safer or more efficient to work with Prefabs for teams in all sizes.
- Visual Effect Graph (Preview) – This easy to use and flexible node-based system. Inspired by leading VFX tools for film. Will empower artists to create stand-out VFX for games and other projects in real-time. It can power millions of particles to create simple and complex effects, and also includes an API for creating custom nodes to meet the needs of advanced creators.
- Updated Terrain System – The new terrain tools are focused on giving developers better performance and improved usability. By shifting operations over to the GPU, creators now have access to faster tools, larger brush sizes, improved previews, and the ability to paint Terrain tile borders with automatic seam-stitching. New tweaks have been made to support the High Definition Render Pipeline (HDRP) and the Lightweight Render Pipeline (LWRP). It’s also backward compatible with the built-in render pipeline and the existing Unity Terrain System.
- FPS Sample Project – At Unite LA, Unity released the FPS Sample, which gives game developers source code access to a connected multiplayer FPS experience. They can download this sample and use it as a starting point. To learn how to use the latest technologies such as HDRP, or use it as a starting point for their next connected game. This is a living project that will be updated to demonstrate new Unity features and inspire creators.
More To Come!
With the release of the technical demo video (above), Unity has said that further examples and improvements will be released throughout 2019.
Remember, if you don’t expect to make more than $100k a year from your products, Unity is free to download. The free version includes the latest update albeit, without some of the assets available in the paid for versions.
You can download Unity via the link here!
What do you think? Do you use Unity? Impressed with the update? – Let us know in the comments!