After experiencing a major crisis earlier this year, which led to the departure of the CEO, Unity has unveiled a new game engine version, Unity 6, that reverts back to using the original version numbering system, instead of the previous year-based system.
With a scheduled release for 2024, Unity 6 is a long-term support (LTS) version that boasts improvements in performance optimization, faster and easier creation of multiplayer games, support for WebGPU to directly showcase games in browsers, and better support for XR devices. More details will be announced next year.
Unity showcases the capabilities of Unity 6 in a demo called “Fantasy Kingdom,” which showcases various new technical features such as Adaptive Probe Volumes, GPU Resident Drawer, GPU Occlusion Culling, and Spatial-Temporal Post-Processing (STP).
TLDR: Unity, following a major crisis, introduces Unity 6, a new game engine version set for release in 2024. Unity 6 offers performance enhancements, easier multiplayer game creation, WebGPU support, and improved XR device compatibility. A demo called “Fantasy Kingdom” highlights new technical features like Adaptive Probe Volumes, GPU Resident Drawer, GPU Occlusion Culling, and Spatial-Temporal Post-Processing (STP). More details to come next year.