Nintendo may have just secured a lot of support from indie developers with its new partnership with Unity Technologies.
Unity Technologies have announced that they have signed a deal with Nintendo that gives them the right to distribute the development platform to all its licensee developers including in-house, external and third party.
“The rapid growth of incredible games coming from the experienced and talented developers in our community makes Unity the new development platform of choice for triple-A console developers,” said Unity’s CEO David Helgason.
“Nintendo’s unfettered access to Unity will produce a wealth of insanely good games from knowledgeable Nintendo developers and the Wii U deployment add-on will create an amazing opportunity for our massive community of developers to showcase their incredible creativity on one of the most anticipated and innovative gaming platforms to date.”
This means that for indie developers they can easily bring their titles across to the Wii U for a lower cost than buying a development kit and then learning how to code all over again on the new machine.
For Nintendo and gamers everywhere, this means that indie games could really blossom on the platform and we could – if Nintendo manage it correctly – see a host of impressive titles grace the eShop from small developers.
Unity’s Wii U support will be made widely available later this year.