Today’s announcement that Unity Indie – now to be referred to as just ‘Unity’ – was to become free is a massive deal in the democratisation of development. But for those who had already boarded the Unity train at that lower-end, the news might come as a slightly bitter pill.
To combat this, Unity Technologies has unveiled three compensation measures to make sure that no-one is left out in the cold by one of the most significant technology giveaways to date.
Those currently holding a Unity Indie licence will soon be contacted by Unity Technologies with three offers. The first will be the offer to upgrade to Unity Pro for a significantly discounted price (said, although not confirmed, to be around the $1,049 mark – a $450 saving).
Alternatively, users can opt to add Unity iPhone Basic to their suite for a discounted amount (again, Develop believes it will be around the $149 mark, down from $399).
Finally, those who purchased Unity Indie in the past sixty days can get a full refund, but their licence will remain active and they’ll notice no difference.
For more information, head over to the Unity website.