The latest version of the Unity platform, 2019.2, is now available. The new iteration includes “a host of notable changes, furthering the company’s commitment to making its platform more flexible and feature-rich for all creators”, including artist tools and “next-level” rendering.
“In a continued effort to make the Unity leaner and more customizable, Unity 2019.2 also improves the Editor with a focus on modularity, making several existing features now available as packages such as Ads, Unity UI, 2D Sprite Editor, and 2D Tilemap Editor,” a press release stated, confirming the release includes more than 170 new features and enhancements.
For the full details, head on over to the Unity blog.
The alpha version Unity 2019.3 is currently available too, with a beta expected in the next few weeks.The full release of 2019.3 is scheduled for Q3 2019.
Unity Technologies recently confirmed its value now sits at $6 billion following additional investment from D1 Capital Partners, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), Light Street Capital, Sequoia Capital, and Silver Lake Partners. Additionally, the firm is announcing a tender offer for common shareholders of up to $525 million.
Based on the results of the tender offer, the company states this will take recent investment in Unity up to a total of $675 million, doubling the company’s worth to an estimated $6 billion. As the tender offer is open to all common shareholders – the majority of which are current and former employers of the firm – this “marks a significant milestone” and the “opportunity for some liquidity to [Unity’s] dedicated employees who have worked so hard to make Unity the company that it is today”.