Here is the news of the day: David Helgason (CEO) and Joachim Ante (CTO) announced the upcoming release of Unity 4 in their latest youtube video.
This major update will introduce 2 huge features:
First, “Mecanim”, their new character animation system featuring AAA quality functionalities like blend trees and state machines editor, dynamic animation retargeting, etc. More details in this video:
Another big step for Unity toward the AAA scene when you add to it improved lightmapping, DirectX 11 and shader model 5 support.
And the other long awaited feature, “La surprise du chef”, is LINUX DEPLOYMENT!!!
Potentially a long term relief for projects having to handle Unity based game servers… (only possible on windows platform until today)