Unity support on to the way for BlackBerry 10
The upcoming BlackBerry 10 operating system will be heavily mobile game focused, as BlackBerry looks to compete with Apple, Google and Microsoft -- and today's addition of Unity support is another step in the right direction for the platform.
A deployment add-on for the Unity engine will be available for BlackBerry 10 smartphones and for the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet sometime this summer, with a free beta launching to a limited number of qualified Unity developers this spring.
BlackBerry is also planning to provide the Unity development communities with BlackBerry 10 smartphones, for testing purposes.
Developer meet-ups will also be held at events in Europe and North America over the coming months, where interested studios can look to receive a free device for BlackBerry Unity development.
BlackBerry revealed its mobile gaming focused operating system
last year, with a $10,000 incentive guarantee for developers and a Game Center style social hub
However, it was later delayed into 2013
, as the company looked to ensure the quality and reliability of the platform.