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Unity game engine officially brings its editing software to Linux

over 2 years ago by IanDorfman

Popular video game engine Unity's editor will finally be available natively for operating systems powered by the Small Linux kernel iconLinux kernel.

As stated in the official Unity Blog post announcing Linux support, Linux users with Personal (free), Plus, and Pro licenses will be able to take advantage of this compatibility starting with Unity 2019.1. The Small Unity iconUnity development team expects the editor to be fully supported on Linux operating systems by Unity 2019.3.

The configurations listed below are what the development team is focusing its official support:

Small Ubuntu iconUbuntu 16.04 and 18.04
Small CentOS iconCentOS 7
• x86-64 architecture
Small GNOME iconGNOME desktop environment running on top of Small X11 iconX11 windowing system
• Nvidia official proprietary graphics driver and AMD Mesa graphics driver
• Desktop form factors, running on device/hardware without emulation or compatibility layer

The Unity Editor is currently available as a preview version for Linux users, with Unity having set up an official sub-forum dedicated to discussing it.


  • FreemiumProprietary
  • Mac
  • Windows

Unity is a multi-platform game development tool, designed from the start to ease creation.

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