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“We know there is a community of developers who have been building incredible 3D apps for years,” Susan Prescott, Apple’s vice president of worldwide developer relations, said during Apple’s keynote. “Today, we are excited to share that we’ve been working with Unity to bring those apps to Vision Pro, so popular Unity-based games and apps can gain full access to VisionOS features such as Passthrough, high-resolution rendering and native gestures.”
Unity did not issue a press release on the collaboration, although a company spokesperson did send CNBC a statement on the topic.
“We’re excited to deliver Unity’s powerful and familiar real-time 3D tools and capabilities to Apple Vision Pro, so our huge community of passionate developers can bring new and existing Unity-created apps and games to this exciting new spatial computing platform,” the spokesperson wrote in an email. “With visionOS and Unity’s PolySpatial technology, we can’t wait to see the new apps and games Unity developers will create for Vision Pro!”
Unity, which helps developers incorporate advertising into their apps, was one of the companies hurt by Apple’s iOS privacy changes. CEO John Riccitiello said on an earnings call in November that Unity is one of “the very few partners there” as Apple became bigger in digital advertising.