Unity unveiled a number of innovations and updates to the artificial intelligence platform aimed at better supporting game developers in realizing their creative visions and achieving success in the competitive gaming industry, the Developer reported.
One of the most important updates is early access to Unity Muse, an AI-powered suite designed to simplify content creation for game developers.
Muse offers features like Muse Chat, which allows developers to get answers and resources in Unity and receive usable code. Additionally, Muse Sprite generates 2D sprites and multiple variations, and Muse Texture creates high-quality 2D and 3D ready textures. These features are powered by a purpose-built deep learning model that ensures data integrity.
Unity Muse is in the early access phase, while Unity Sentis, designed for seamlessly integrating intricate AI data models into Unity Runtime, is currently in open beta. The official release for Unity Sentis is anticipated to coincide with the launch of Unity 6 in 2024.
Scheduled for 2024, Unity 6 represents the next significant software release, pledging notable improvements in visual quality coupled with substantial performance boosts. Additionally, it promises an expedited process for creating multiplayer games and heightened support for artificial intelligence. Unity’s overarching goal is to empower developers to explore new frontiers by leveraging enhanced mobile functionalities and cutting-edge support for virtual reality devices.
Unity has underscored its backing for Apple Vision Pro through the unveiling of PolySpatial. Unity is initiating the beta program for its visionOS, which encompasses access to Unity PolySpatial. This program is available for Unity Pro, Enterprise, and Industry subscribers, facilitating the development of spatial applications tailored for Apple Vision Pro.
Despite the leadership transition, Unity is resolute in its commitment to ongoing projects and initiatives. As Unity hopes to put a tumultuous period behind it, the announcements this week signify the start of a new chapter and rebuilding of relations with game developers.