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  • Unity raises $181M monster round at a reported $1.5B valuation

    Unity raises $181M monster round at a reported $1.5B valuation

    Over the last few years, Unity Technologies has grown to become indispensable to the gaming industry and much of the entertainment industry as an engine for building experiences in one place and distributing them across a swath of platforms. Now, with the rise of augmented and virtual reality, we are rapidly approaching the likelihood that the future will be built on Unity. To do that, the… Read More

  • Unity Announces Native Support For SteamVR

    Unity Announces Native Support For SteamVR

    Two major powerhouses in the gaming industry announced that they would be working together to churn out killer VR content. Unity Technologies and Valve announced today that the Unity platform would be gaining native support for SteamVR, allowing developers to significantly expand their capabilities for no extra cost. Unity Technologies announced this integration at Unity’s Vision… Read More

  • For Media And Gaming, Virtual Reality Is The Wolf Standing Just Outside The Door Crunch Network

    For Media And Gaming, Virtual Reality Is The Wolf Standing Just Outside The Door

    For the last 20 years VR has been just around the corner, but there have been three major hurdles in the way to mainstream adoption. Today, all three hurdles have been removed. It is no longer a case of crying wolf. The wolf is real, and standing just outside the door. Read More

  • Unity Will Be Able To Build Games For Microsoft’s HoloLens

    Unity Will Be Able To Build Games For Microsoft’s HoloLens

    The Unity game engine is arguably the de facto standard for those dabbling with Oculus Rift development. But that doesn’t mean the Unity/Rift relationship is particularly exclusive — that’s hardly Unity’s style. Thus, Unity today announced incoming support for an entirely different headset platform: Microsoft’s crazy hologram-style Augmented Reality headset… Read More

  • Unity Technologies Takes $12 Million For 3D Gaming Development, Looks To China For Big Growth

    Unity Technologies Takes $12 Million For 3D Gaming Development, Looks To China For Big Growth

    Game development startup Unity Technologies, founded in Copenhagen and currently headquartered in Silicon Valley, has raised a second round of financing – $12 million from Asian firms WestSummit Capital in China and iGlobe Partners in Singapore. Previous investor Sequoia Capital has also participated in the round, and Raymond Yang from WestSummit has joined the company’s board… Read More

  • Sequoia, Angel Investors Back Game Developer Unity Technologies With $5.5 Million

    Unity Technologies, the San Francisco company behind the eponymous multi-platform game development platform, has now closed its first round of funding. The Series A financing was led by Sequoia Capital like we reported last week and apparently also included some Silicon Valley notables like David Gardner, the CEO of Atari, and Diane Greene, founder and former CEO of VMware. Read More

  • Unity Technologies Raises $5.5 Million From Sequoia Capital

    Unity Technologies, the company behind the Unity game development platform, has closed a $5.5 million funding round led by Sequoia Capital. Unity is a powerful tool that allows developers to build 3D worlds for games running on a variety of platforms, including the iPhone, PC, Mac, and Nintendo’s Wii. Unity has recently been seeing strong growth on the iPhone, where over 250 games are… Read More