Unity update to Pro licence changes console release options

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Unity Technologies has quietly changed its policy regarding the Pro license of its engine.

As reported by Gamasutra, Unity developers targeting PlayStation, Xbox, Switch or Stadia will now require either a Pro license or Preferred Platform License Key. The latter gives access to the platform of your choice and can be obtained via Unity or the platform holder directly.

The issue is that while Sony and Nintendo do deliver keys to developers, Microsoft does not, meaning studios wishing to develop a game for Xbox would need to pay for the Pro license, which is $1,800/year/user.

A Unity spokesperson

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