Unity developers can build spatial computing experiences for visionOS that blend digital content with the physical world using Unity PolySpatial.
With the release of its visionOS beta platform, Unity, the creator of the world’s leading real-time 3D content creation system, is providing developers with access to its Unity PolySpatial tool. Through this beta program, you and other creatives will be able to create experiences using Unity editor that can run on the Apple Vision Pro MR headset.
Any developer using Unity will be able to create a cohesive look and feel for its content within visionOS, which will allow users to experience their favorite apps in new spatial environments. As a result, it will provide support for both PolySpatial and Apple’s RealityKit.
“We’re thrilled to be working with Apple so our ecosystem of millions of game and app developers can bring their Unity apps to this exciting new platform,” said Ralph Hauwert, SVP & GM, Unity Runtime, Editor and Ecosystems. “With Unity PolySpatial, we are making it more efficient and streamlined for developers to create all new immersive experiences using the Editor they know and love. This is core to our promise of enabling developers to create once and ship anywhere.”
Through the release of visionOS beta, developers can create new experiences as well as port their existing ones to the platform. With the new authoring workflows and tools, they can easily blend their content into the physical world. In addition, users can now control their content with their eyes using Apple Vision Pro’s built-in eye-tracking technology.
Developers who use Unity’s authoring tools can now create and deliver 3D experiences using the new visionOS beta. With the ability to run their apps on the platform, you’ll be able to enjoy the latest features such as high-quality rendering and low-latency passthrough.
In an official press release, Ralph Hauwert, SVP & GM, Unity Runtime, Editor and Ecosystems said, “With Unity PolySpatial, we are making it more efficient and streamlined for developers to create all new immersive experiences using the Editor they know and love. This is core to our promise of enabling developers to create once and ship anywhere.”
This is great news for Unity developers as it enables them to take advantage of the incredible capabilities of the Apple Vision Pro. We’re eager to see what they can create with this new feature.
“We know there is a huge community of developers who have been building incredible 3D experiences using Unity’s robust authoring tools, and we’re so excited for them to build apps for Apple Vision Pro,” said Mike Rockwell, Apple’s vice president of the Vision Products Group.
Through the extensive support and resources of Unity, Triband was able to create a fun and engaging experience for Apple Vision Pro. Peter Bruun, the company’s CEO, said that the company was able to take advantage of the platform’s multi-platform capabilities and create a game that works well with the new feature.
“With our game, WHAT THE GOLF?, we’re looking forward to bringing our comedy, silliness, and surprises to visionOS, and can’t wait for users to experience it.”
To learn more about the Unity visionOS beta program, which includes Unity development support of visionOS, PolySpatial, and access to onboarding resources, click here.
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