Sat. Aug 15th, 2020

Unity officially launches Linux version, supporting Ubuntu and CentOS

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The Unity Editor is available in Linux and currently supports Ubuntu and CentOS in an early preview state. Unity (Unity 3D) is a game development editor and game engine that allows you to create interactive content such as 3D video games, architectural visualizations, and real-time 3D animations. The created app supports running on platforms such as Windows, MacOS, Wii, iOS, WebGL, and Android. You can also use the Unity Web Player plugin to publish web games.

Unity Linux
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Unity said that it has provided an experimental Unity editor for Linux users for years, but found that more and more developers are using it, and with Unity users in Film and Automotive, Transportation, and Manufacturing. As the demand for the industry continues to grow, there is an urgent need for a formal Linux version of Unity. So now the Unity Editor for Linux is officially launched, and the plan fully supports Unity 2019.3.

This version of support includes all Personal, Plus, and Professional editions after Unity 2019.1, and currently supports the following environments:

  • Ubuntu 16.04, 18.04
  • CentOS 7
  • x86-64 architecture
  • Gnome desktop environment running on top of the X11 windowing system
  • Nvidia official proprietary graphics driver and AMD Mesa graphics driver
  • Desktop form factors, running on device/hardware without emulation or compatibility layer