Microsoft today announced its partnership with three major game development tools: Unity, Unreal Engine and Cocos2d. The new partnership is a win-win situation for all of these companies. Unity, Unreal Engine and Cocos2d will allow users to install Visual Studio while installing their tools and Visual Studio will also allow users to install these game development tools as well. Microsoft’s Somasegar stated:
“We are making it even easier for game developers to use the rich capabilities of the Visual Studio IDE to develop games for today’s most popular platforms. Each of these top gaming engines’ installers will now offer the ability to co-install Visual Studio Community on Windows, along with the plug-ins required for Windows developers building for these engines. In addition, we will make it easier to discover and use the tools for Unity, Unreal and Cocos2d from within Visual Studio 2015.”
If you’re a game developer, make sure to head over to Microsoft’s official announcement for more information.