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GDC 2015: All the news from March 3rd

This year’s Game Developers Conference rumbled on yesterday, with the long-awaited update of a widely-used game engine, the future of graphics revealed and a slew of new tools released.

The headline was the launch of Unity 5, available for the first time in two versions: the feature-packed Professional edition and the free hobbyist alternative Personal edition.

And Valve returned to the engine space with the revelation of Source 2, which targets both developers and creative consumers alike.

Meanwhile the future of OpenGL was finally given a name: Vulkan, a new graphics API previously known as the glNext project. Expect to hear more about this new tech as the week progresses.

There were also tools releases and announcements from Perforce, Geomerics, Arxan and Allegorithmic.

To keep up to date with our GDC 2015 coverage, be sure to bookmark www.develop-online.net/gdc.

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Here are all the news stories from Tuesday, March 3rd:

Unity 5 available in Professional and Personal editions
Valve reveals Source 2 game engine
Geomerics releases Enlighten 3 with Forge
glNext revealed to be Vulkan graphics API
Perforce launching Helix cloud service
Unreal Engine goes free: The Developers’ Reaction
Arxan launches security support for mobile games
UK industry stand brings 35 companies to GDC
‘Rent-to-own’ service introduced to Substance tools
Epic Games hosting free UK event next week
Digital Tutors celebrates GDC with free developer training courses
Storm8 racks up 1bn downloads, rebrands as Storm8 Studios

For more GDC 2015 news, head to www.develop-online.net/gdc

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