Unity is a game engine which helps developers create unique experiences across a variety of platforms. Since the inception of virtual reality, the engine has become a popular standard for those that are looking to make great games on limited resources, and remains a popular option among high-end developers as well. Now, the company is hoping to move its technology beyond gaming and into more productivity-based applications in the virtual space.
The company says that people in automotive and manufacturing industries have been clamoring for a much more interactive way to work, and virtual reality seems like a great option. We’ve already seen companies like BMW use VR to allow their engineers to build and modify vehicles in a virtual space, and it seems like it may be time for the rest of the industry adapt to this way of work.
Last year, Unity launched the all-in-one VR editor which allows for scene-editing while standing in the scene in virtual reality, and it is likely that they will work off of this development to create new applications for existing industries.
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