• arrow
    LOG IN 
    • Log in using an option below.
         
      Forgot password?
      Login with Facebook
      Sign in with Twitter

  • REGISTER
ABOUT US
Contact Us Who Are We? Hall Of Fame Advertising With PG Games Archive
BEST GAMES
Best games on iPhone Best games on iPad Best games on Apple Watch Best games on Android
FREE STUFF
Best free games on iPhone Best free games on iPad Best free games on Apple Watch Best free games on Android Competitions
GAME SALES
iPhone game sales iPad game sales Apple Watch game sales Android game sales
UPDATED GAMES
Latest iPhone game updates Latest iPad game updates Latest Apple Watch game updates Latest Android game updates
NEW RELEASES
New iPhone games New iPad games New Apple Watch games New Android games
MORE PG SITES
PG.biz PG FRANCE PG GERMANY PG Game Guides PG GameHubs PG Connects 2014
MORE SM SITES
AppSpy Free App Alliance 148 Apps Android Rundown iPhone Quality Index iPad Quality Index Android Quality Index Swipe Magazine Best App Ever Awards
PARTNERS
Metacritic
GameRankings
Pocket Gamer on NewsNow
GamesTracker
dx.net
UK Mobile Pages Directory
Skinflint Price Comparison
Windows Phone  header logo

 WINDOWS PHONE NEWS

Unity won't support Windows Phone 7

No Shadowgun = no fun

Product: Windows Phone news | Manufacturer: Microsoft
 
Windows Phone news Windows Phone, thumbnail 1
Windows Phone 7 users will be unable to play games powered by the Unity engine.

David Helgason, CEO of Unity Technologies, delivered the bad news in an interview with Develop. He said that while his company is “looking at” Windows Phone 8 compatibility, there will be no Unity support for Windows Phone 7.

Helgason says his company's decision not to support Microsoft's mobile platform was a result of its inability to run native content.

“We talk to Microsoft a lot, and we were involved in looking at Windows Phone 7 early on, but they couldn’t open up the platform, and that led to us deciding to not support it,” he said.

Case closed

Winner of the Wall Street Journal 2010 Technology Innovation Award, the Unity engine powers thousands of iOS and Android apps, including highly regarded titles like Gears, Battleheart, and Shadowgun.

The absence of these popular games - and the unknown number to come - from Microsoft's mobile platform could well make hardcore gamers think twice before swapping their Android or iOS device for a Window Phone 7 handset.

Develop
 

Reviewer photo
James Gilmour 14 November 2011
Have your say! Related stories  
POPULAR STORIES
RECENT COMMENTS LATEST NEWS
LATEST VIDEOS
VIDEO REVIEWS