Unity Launches Beta Program for VisionOS


Unity, the world’s leading platform for creating and growing real-time 3D (RT3D) content, announced today the launch of its beta program for visionOS that includes access to Unity PolySpatial. Featuring integration with the Unity editor, creators can build experiences that run in visionOS, and leverage the amazing features of Apple Vision Pro. By combining Unity’s new PolySpatial technology with Apple’s RealityKit-managed app rendering, content created in Unity will have a unified look and feel, alongside other apps in visionOS. And Unity has worked closely with Apple to offer support for visionOS and PolySpatial, so users can experience their favorite Unity apps on day one in all new spatial environments made possible by Apple Vision Pro. Developers interested in signing up for the beta can visit https://create.unity.com/spatial.

This seems to be a deep partnership between Apple and Unity. There were a couple of sessions at WWDC last month about Unity and VisionOS. It’s impossible to say what would’ve happened if Epic hadn’t chosen to go to war against Apple with its Fortnite shenanigans, but given that they did, there’s pretty much zero chance Apple would integrate VisionOS with Epic’s Unreal Engine the way they are with Unity.

Wednesday, 19 July 2023