Windows 8 Phones will soon be unleashed to the general public, and, if developers have their way, the mobile platform will feature an increasing number of mobile based games.
Microsoft expects to see an influx of mobile game developers thanks to game engine Unity. The platform is already fully utilized for iOS and Android games, and the system provides its community with thousands of add-ons.
According to David Helgason, CEO of Unity Technologies:
“Our mission at Unity has always been to provide solutions for developers to effortlessly bring their work to as many different platforms as possible. The Unity community has been asking for access to Windows Phones and have been eagerly anticipating the release of Windows 8. We’re happy to announce that we will support both.”
The biggest push from the Unity engine will likely be the ability to quickly port games between platforms. For example, a game created for iOS can quickly be pushed over to the Windows 8 Phones platform.
Popular games on mobile can even be ported over to PC, Xbox 360, PS3, and other platforms, which in turn could bring more attention to Windows Phone 8.
For Windows Phone 8 developers who are ready to take advantage of the Unity games engine, they won’t have to wait long; Unity will roll out Windows Phone 8 gaming support during the Unity 4 release later in the year.
Are you willing to to purchase a Windows mobile device based on its ability to play popular mobile games already made available on the iOS and Android platforms?