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A Unity developer is teasing the Vulkan API in the Unity engine

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This is very cool and quite exciting, Na'Tosha Bard, a developer for Unity has teased a little shot of Unity + Vulkan. Looks like it's running on Ubuntu too.

Note: For the record, this doesn't mean Vulkan is coming any time soon, but it is being worked on.

Look what happened today. #unity3d #linux #Vulkan

— Na'Tosha Bard (@natosha_bard) September 12, 2016

Na'Tosha later replied to me to state that Levi from Unity is the one doing the Vulkan work, as Na'Tosha is working on SDL for Unity currently.

Not surprising really, since Vulkan support is officially listed as in-development on the Unity Roadmap.

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masteredu 12 September 2016 at 8:34 pm UTC
wow this looks super nice ^^
I realy love the dedication from Unity3d to Linux! Its in much better thape then for example Unreal Engine, however the Unreal Engine is a much bigger project.

What I dont like, is that Unity 5 still looks like Unity 1: what I am trying to say is, they may add features and new functions, but the general way on how to develop games is not getting generally improved, what is a shame.

Last edited by masteredu at 12 September 2016 at 8:34 pm UTC
Beamboom 12 September 2016 at 8:42 pm UTC
That dame is cool.
STiAT 12 September 2016 at 9:47 pm UTC
Being worked on for some time now. Though, that they're finally going for SDL is a huge relieve.
Cybolic 12 September 2016 at 10:18 pm UTC
Having a name that sounds so close to something else and tweeting pictures of a spaceship really helps put that post in a very joyous light

My second reaction is that it is very, very cool. I'm really liking the direction Unity is heading!
Luke_Nukem 12 September 2016 at 11:18 pm UTC
Na'Tosha Bard is awesome! She did most of the Linux port work for the editor IIRC.
Shmerl 13 September 2016 at 12:00 am UTC
QuoteIn-progress, timelines long or uncertain

Not very promising in the short term, but at least it's moving.
ElectricPrism 13 September 2016 at 3:34 am UTC
Swiftpaw 13 September 2016 at 4:43 am UTC
Can't wait! Really curious to see how much better Vulkan will be to their current OpenGL implementation in Unity3D.
Shmerl 13 September 2016 at 4:50 am UTC
May be will be ready in time for Underworld Ascendant and System Shock remake.
m0nt3 13 September 2016 at 5:52 am UTC
Good thing radv is making good progress.
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