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Unity 5.6 beta with Vulkan is now available

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Update: The experimental Linux build of Unity 5.6 is now available.

Unity 5.6 beta is now available and it brings Vulkan into the main builds of the Unity engine, exciting times!

The blog post states that they have seen Vulkan give up to 60% better performance than OpenGL, so that's rather impressive!

The experimental Linux builds of the Unity editor have not yet been updated for 5.6, but it shouldn't be too long based on how quickly they have put them out recently.

It also includes SDL for the Linux version:

And the #Unity 5.6 Beta is out with SDL support on #Linux/#SteamOS https://t.co/ZbzATlhzxs

— Na'Tosha Bard (@natosha_bard) December 13, 2016


There's plenty of other features included, but those are the most important for us as Linux gamers to know about.

See the full update post here.

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pete910 13 Dec, 2016
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Imagine Ballistic overkill with vulkan :O

Good times ahead, Epic need to get UE4 sorted now.
Liam Dawe 13 Dec, 2016
Quoting: pete910Imagine Ballistic overkill with vulkan :O

Good times ahead, Epic need to get UE4 sorted now.
That's one developer I'm going to pester to update Unity for...
pete910 13 Dec, 2016
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Quoting: liamdawe
Quoting: pete910Imagine Ballistic overkill with vulkan :O

Good times ahead, Epic need to get UE4 sorted now.
That's one developer I'm going to pester to update Unity for...

We could challenge the devs to a team deathmatch, if we win they have to do it, Can you stay of our team though liam if that happens
Liam Dawe 13 Dec, 2016
Quoting: pete910
Quoting: liamdawe
Quoting: pete910Imagine Ballistic overkill with vulkan :O

Good times ahead, Epic need to get UE4 sorted now.
That's one developer I'm going to pester to update Unity for...

We could challenge the devs to a team deathmatch, if we win they have to do it, Can you stay of our team though liam if that happens
Alright, I will be on their team then ;)
pete910 13 Dec, 2016
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Quoting: liamdawe
Quoting: pete910
Quoting: liamdawe
Quoting: pete910Imagine Ballistic overkill with vulkan :O

Good times ahead, Epic need to get UE4 sorted now.
That's one developer I'm going to pester to update Unity for...

We could challenge the devs to a team deathmatch, if we win they have to do it, Can you stay of our team though liam if that happens
Alright, I will be on their team then ;)

Sounds like a plan to me.
edo 13 Dec, 2016
bitch please lol https://forum.unity3d.com/threads/unity-on-linux-release-notes-and-known-issues.350256/#post-2884733

To be fair, it happened just after the article was published


Last edited by edo on 13 December 2016 at 8:05 pm UTC
Shmerl 13 Dec, 2016
Now we just need full open source Vulkan support for AMD to catch up, and it will be great.
Avehicle7887 13 Dec, 2016
This is where I'll wish devs would update some of their games to Vulkan just so I can see how well they perform on Intel HD graphics....I'm looking at you Satellite Reign.
Liam Dawe 13 Dec, 2016
Quoting: edobitch please lol https://forum.unity3d.com/threads/unity-on-linux-release-notes-and-known-issues.350256/#post-2884733

To be fair, it happened just after the article was published
Yeah I'm afraid I can't write about the future ;)
PieGamer314 13 Dec, 2016
They should have released this before the Ludum Dare this weekend.
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