Even if devices running on the Windows Phone mobile operating system developed by Microsoft were not so often associated with the idea of a gaming console, this might change very soon.
The CEO of Unity Technologies, Mister David Helgason, said that the Unity graphics engine along with other gaming tools developed by the company will have support for Windows Phone 8 and that the company will not continue to ignore the Microsoft platform like it did in the past with Windows Phone 7.
Unity CEO David Helgason also says: ” The Unity graphics engine community asked for the possibility of creating games for the next generation of Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 operating systems. This is why we are happy to announce that Unity can soon be used on both operating systems from Microsoft“.
Apparently, by using the Unity graphics engine developers can create games for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 because Microsoft operating systems are more developer friendly, according to Helgason.
At this time Unity includes support for the iOS mobile operating system developed by Apple, Android, developed by Google, Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 gaming consoles.
The most popular game created with the help of the Unity Graphics engine is Shadowgun.
Although we can’t verify, the CEO of the company says that 53% of all mobile games developers are using the Unity engine to create games.
If you are thinking or purchasing the next Nokia smartphone running on Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system and this news made you feel better about your decision, we can tell you that you shouldn’t get too excited.
The fact that Unity will come with support for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 is not a guarantee that all successful iOS or Android games will be ported to Windows Phone.
The only good news is that developers who were thinking of creating games for Windows Phone 8 will be able to use alternatives to XNA and Silverlight.
If until now we have seen some amazing games being released for iOS and Android, we expect to see similar ones developed for Windows Phone.
Maybe this means that we’re also going to get some ports directly from Xbox to Windows Phone 8 ( we said Xbox and not Xbox 360 so we were referring to the previous Xbox generation ).