Today is an exciting day for all of us here at Unity Technologies as we're now shipping pre-release beta builds of Unity 3.0 to the first 100 people that pre-purchased the licenses since they went on sale earlier this year (reference)! These folks are the first public users (those not on our staff or in our private alpha/beta test groups) to get their hands on the new release, but they'll soon be followed by everyone else that has pre-purchased a Unity 3.0 license as those will be rolled out in the next few weeks. But what does that mean in terms of a final ship date? Well, it means that we're closing in fast and we're now within a month or so of our launch date. So let this be your call to action if you haven't yet pre-purchased a Unity 3.0 license, on launch day the prices go back to their normal list rates instead of the pre-purchase discounted rates we're offering now. Get 'em while the gettin' is good!
If you're not up to speed on what to expect from the Unity 3.0 release then please take a look at this:
When you're done with that have a look at the following blog posts our engineering team has made that describe some of the new features in more detail:
What's more is that we've lifted the embargo on public discussion about this new release. What that means is that those who have been testing beta builds already can now talk about the coming features openly so the Unity Community Forums, Twitter, Facebook, etc. are all afire with chatter about the coming coolness that is Unity 3.0. And with that, let the countdown begin!