Hot on the heels of their 2019 GDC presentation, Unity 2019.1 was released today. The 2019.1 release saw several of the key pieces of technology announced back in 2018.1 finally come of age, losing their preview tag and now considered appropriate for use in production environments. These technologies include:
- Light Weight Render Pipeline (LWRP)
- Burst Compiler
- Shader Graph
Unfortunately the HDRP isn’t quite ready for production use, but it did receive several new features in this release as well. Additionally there were several new or improved packaged in both experimental and preview formats including GPU lightmapping, new DOTS based rigging, DOTS based physics, DOTS based audio and much more.
Oh… and the Linux editor is now out of experimental and is now considered preview.
You can learn a great deal more about this release on the Unity Blog, or read the full release notes available here. Or you can watch our hands-on video available below. Unity 2019.1 is available for download right now via the Unity Hub. The Linux preview is available for download here in AppImage format.