Future support contingent on adoption and feedback

Unity for Linux now available as experimental build

An experimental build of Unity for Linux has been released to developers.

The build is based off Unity 5.1.0f3. Developers can export their games to Linux, Mac, Windows, WebGL, WebPlayer, Android, Tizen and SamsungTV.

System requirements for Unity for Linux include 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04 or newer – though the editor will run on most modern 64-bit Linux distributions, others won’t officially be supported – and a modern Nvidia, AMD or Intel graphics card.

Unity is not guaranteeing future Linux editor support however. This will depend on adoption and feedback of the experimental build.

You can download the official 64-bit .deb package here, and an unofficial platform-agnostic installer here. You can also head to the Unity forum to submit feedback.

News of the Unity for Linux release comes shortly after the firm announced in July it was working on bringing its editor to Linux. Linux support has long been in demand by many Unity users, with 22,597 Unity developers voting for a port on the company’s website as of July 1st.

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