Unity Technologies has entered into an agreement with Microsoft to collaborate on development tools for Windows Phone 8, as well as Windows 8 and Xbox One games console (though the second thing is not the part we necessarily care about).
Under the deal, Unity Pro 4 licensed developers will get a free license for the “Windows Store Add-on” once available this summer, a $1,500 value that includes support for both Windows Store apps and Windows Phone 8 apps.
According to the maker of popular game engine, the collaboration will make Microsoft’s gaming ecosystem accessible to nearly 2 million developers in the Unity community. That, however, doesn’t directly translates into more games for Microsoft’s nascent mobile platform. We do hope developers will jump on board and expand the reach of their titles beyond iOS and Android.
Aside from Windows Phone, Unity has recently unveiled tools for BlackBerry 10 and Tizen…