Unity Technologies announced an agreement with Microsoft today, to add support to Unity development tools for the Xbox One, Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. The Xbox One version of the Unity engine will feature support for Kinect, SmartGlass, and cloud computing. Developers who are being published by Microsoft Studios will be able to use Unity free of charge.
Unity will release its commercial version of the Windows Store Add-on this summer, which will support Windows Store and Windows Phone 8 apps. The $1,500 license fee for licensed Unity Pro 4 developers will also be waived as part of the deal with Microsoft.
In March Unity Technologies announced a partnership with Sony, to bring optimized Unity development tools to PlayStation platforms including the PS3, PS4, PS Mobile and the PS Vita.