TL;DR: Unity, the leading platform for real-time 3D content creation, announces a series of AI innovations and platform updates at its annual developer conference, Unite. The highlights include the early access availability of Unity Muse, an AI-powered content creation suite; a sneak peek at Unity 6, the next major software release in 2024; and the introduction of Unity Cloud, a connected platform aiding content organization. Unity Muse’s features, including Muse Chat and Muse Sprite, aim to simplify content creation, while Unity 6 focuses on advanced visuals and improved AI support.
Unity, the world’s foremost platform for real-time 3D content creation, has unveiled a suite of AI innovations and platform updates at its annual developer conference, Unite. The key announcements include early access to Unity Muse, a groundbreaking AI-powered content creation suite; a preview of Unity 6, the next major software release in 2024; and the introduction of Unity Cloud, a connected platform for content organization.
Transforming Content Creation with Unity Muse
Unity Muse, now available in early access, introduces AI-powered features like Muse Chat, Muse Sprite, and Muse Texture. Priced at $30/month, it simplifies content creation by offering tools such as generating 2D sprites, 2D and 3D ready textures, and sourcing answers and resources across Unity. Subscribers gain priority access to upcoming features like Muse Animate and Muse Sketch.
Unity 6: Advancing Visuals and AI Support
Unity 6, slated for 2024, focuses on delivering advanced visuals, substantial performance enhancements, and accelerated multiplayer game creation. The update aims to push the boundaries of what’s possible with increased AI support, next-level mobile features, and innovative VR device support. Unity 6 aspires to create larger, richer worlds efficiently.
Introducing Unity Cloud for Streamlined Collaboration
Unity Cloud, now in early access, is a set of connected tools supporting collaboration, asset management, and team administration. It addresses complexities in the development lifecycle by integrating Asset Manager, Version Control, and Unity Editor, easing workflows between teams. Unity Cloud is available for all Unity Personal, Pro, Enterprise, and Industry subscribers.
Platform Support for Apple Vision Pro
Unity expands its platform support with the visionOS beta program, including access to Unity PolySpatial, for Apple Vision Pro. This is open to Unity Pro, Enterprise, and Industry subscribers, enabling creators to build spatial applications using Unity’s Editor and Runtime.
Unity’s Commitment to Developers
Marc Whitten, President Create at Unity, expressed the company’s commitment to developers, stating, “We are here to help developers build amazing games and find success. In Unity 6, this means focusing on performance and workflow improvements, addressing our creators’ needs at any point of their game development lifecycle.”