PF trend01 Jul 2021 15:33:00 IST
Chromebook sales have increased recently, which represents a great opportunity for Unity to expand mobile games to a wider audience. Popular Android games running the Unity engine include PokÃ©mon GO and Crash Bandicoot: on the run which are both in the top ten downloads in the United States. The unit recently announced its partnership with Google to bring tools to its game engine to improve Android games on Chrome OS.
Unity 2021.2 Beta is now live, giving game developers the ability to select features to optimize their games on a Chromebook.
Improvements include providing solutions to game developers for keyboard, mouse, window management, and many other issues on Chrome OS. Unity’s engine also compiles games for 64-bit Chromebooks and ARM, to ensure a smooth gaming experience for gamers. According to the blog post, Unity could integrate these enhancements into Unity 2020 LTS by the end of this year.
Chromebooks have helped Google’s platform gain an edge over Windows and macOS, as the demand for affordable and reliable PCs has increased by leaps and bounds during the pandemic. As sales continue to break records, publishers are working with Google to include their products in their ecosystem, including one of the biggest gaming platforms around.
With the latest development, Chrome OS may become a more attractive platform for game publishers and developers. This could lead to huge changes in the gaming industry as developers can benefit from Google’s annual sales growth. With an increase in the number of customers choosing Chromebooks, Chrome OS could establish itself more as a better choice for everyone.