March 31st, according to Bloomberg news, informed sources, the game development engine start-up companies Unity technology is contacting investors, want to carry out a new round of financing of $1 billion 500 million valuation.
Unity the financing is expected to will be in the next few weeks, according to people familiar with the matter, a new round of financing can help unity and further to seize the rapid development of the field of VR brings business opportunities, this news, unity would not comment.
Unity's main products are tools for game developers. Although the consumer market, Unity and not much fame, but its products and technology in the middle of the game developer reputation, its game development engine, especially by the independent developers welcome. Unity official data show that there are about 4 million game developers registered Unity accounts, the world's most profitable 1000 mobile phone games, 30% are developed using Unity tools.
Since the development of VR games and the use of ordinary game is the same tool, so, the current market on the VR device is popular for Unity brings a great opportunity. Oculus Rift Facebook devices have shipped this week, Rift Oculus comes with 30 games are 16 models are developed using Unity. Oculus competitors, for example, the same build VR helmet equipment HTC T and Sony, and the development of augmented reality (AR) equipment HoloLens Microsoft and its platform game developers also technology in the widespread use of unity.