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Unity 5.5 was only marked as a stable release a couple of weeks ago, but that hasn't stopped Unity from releasing the 5.6 beta today.

Chris Kerr, News Editor

December 13, 2016

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Newsbrief: Unity 5.5 was only marked as a stable release a couple of weeks ago, but that hasn't stopped Unity from releasing the 5.6 beta today

Unity says 5.6 will wrap up the Unity 5 cycle when it launches in March 2017. The final version will pack a number of improvements including a progressive lightmapper, a Mac Editor on Metal, and several new features designed to improve 2D game development workflow. 

Support for Vulkan and Metal Compute will also be added, as will native support for Google Daydream, Cardboard, and Facebook Gameroom.

Check out the 5.6. release notes for a full list of features, improvements, and known issues.

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Chris Kerr

News Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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