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Announcing the Unity Editor for Linux

May 30, 2019 in Technology | 1 min. read
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Our new editor for Linux (in preview for Ubuntu and CentOS) brings the benefits of real-time to a whole new platform.

Update to the original post: The launch of the fully supported Unity Editor for Linux has been pushed from 2019.3 and will launch in 2021. Please see this forum post for more details. The date has been updated in the post below.

For years, we’ve offered an unofficial, experimental Unity Editor for Linux. A growing number of developers using the experimental version, combined with the increasing demand of Unity users in the Film and Automotive, Transportation, and Manufacturing (ATM) industries means that we now plan to officially support the Unity Editor for Linux. Currently, it’s available in preview, and we’re interested in gathering your feedback on our Unity Editor for Linux forum. We expect it to be fully supported in 2021.


It is accessible by all Personal (free), Plus, and Pro licenses users, starting with Unity 2019.1. We want to focus on making our Editor for Linux as robust and stable as possible, so we’re prioritizing our official support on the following configurations:

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

We recommend you use one of the supported configurations above for the best development experience.

About 3rd-party tools

One important thing to remember: Before you open your projects via the Linux Editor, make sure that any 3rd-party tools you use also support it.

How to get it

You can get the latest builds from the Unity Hub.

We can’t wait to hear what you think on our Unity Editor for Linux forum.

May 30, 2019 in Technology | 1 min. read

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