Unity 3D Engine support for Windows Phone 8 announced

Unsurprisingly Unity Technologies CEO David Helgason announced today during the Unity 2012 conference in Amsterdam that the famed Unity 3D engine is will now support Windows Phone 8 thanks to its shared Kernel/Core with Windows 8 and Direct3D support.

“The Unity community has been asking for access to Windows Phones and have been eagerly anticipating the release of Windows 8. We’re happy to announce that we will support both.”

We are undoubtedly going to see a many more similar announcement from other Engine companies now that we are getting closer to the OS’s launch. Epic Games are already expressed its support for Windows Phone 8 several weeks ago to a formal Unreal Engine Windows Phone 8 announcement should be too far off.

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Nokia Windows Phone 8 handset launching on Verizon this year

According to sources close to Bloomberg, Verizon is set to start selling a Nokia Windows Phone 8 handset later this year. The particular device will most probably be unveiled on September 5 in NYC during the Nokia / Microsoft press event which will be live streamed on the web. What is not yet known is if this device will be the higher end model or something less exciting (with AT&T retaining the exclusivity on the top end Nokia SKU).

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