1. Nirolak

    Nirolak
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    I know, I know, shocking news given that the CEO of Unity is on their board of directors.

    Source: https://telltale.com/jobs/job/obnK6fw8

    Source: http://jobs.gamasutra.com/job/senior-tools-engineer-san-rafael-california-32617
     
  2. ILikeFeet

    ILikeFeet
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    CONSPIRACY!

    it's a much needed improvement, so that's good
     
  3. Deleted member 14002

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    Hopefully the games won't stutter like shit when viewing "Last time on ..."
     
  4. TubaZef

    TubaZef
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    Unity is a good engine, the problem is a lot of bad developers use it because it's so cheap and easy to use.

    The people at Telltale should do a good job with it, should be better than their current engine that they've been using for more than 10 years.
     
  5. Anything is better than the shit they use now.
     
  6. MWorldII

    MWorldII
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    Unity doesn't have a good history with consoles.
     
  7. CatAssTrophy

    CatAssTrophy
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    It's a start. Isn't the head of TT really adamant about them using the engine he created? Or am I thinking of a different developer?
     
  8. Nirolak

    Nirolak
    Member OP

    He stepped down a year or so ago IIRC.
     
  9. litebrite

    litebrite
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    Depends on the developers.
     
  10. Man God

    Man God
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    So let's go from an unoptimized house engine that runs like crap on consoles to an unoptimized engine that SOMETIMES runs like crap on consoles. Improvement!
     
  11. firehawk12

    firehawk12
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    Only took a decade.
     
  12. Why?
     
  13. etta

    etta
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    So switch from one terrible engine to another?
    Who decides this stuff there, they need a new person doing that.
     
  14. DOBERMAN INC

    DOBERMAN INC
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    My main issue with Telltale was the engine so this is a positive in my eyes, as long as we don't see Playmaker in the credits.(for console atleast)
     
  15. Chittagong

    Chittagong
    Member

    Good. While Unity is pretty pedestrian, I have rarely hated anything as much in gaming as their garbage in-house engine, so literally anything is an improvement and might get me try their games again
     
  16. VillagerMax

    VillagerMax
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    Considering the fact that their current engine didn't have a physics engine until 2016, requiring that they hand animate a book falling off of a shelf, I'd say that this is a welcome change.
     
  17. Hailinel

    Hailinel
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    Because their proprietary engine that they used for years was badly limited in ability, has resulted in numerous technical issues across their games, and is staggeringly inflexible even for the narrative game format TT uses for their games.
     
  18. Yeah, but why Unity?
     
  19. Gaz

    Gaz
    Member

    Because John Riccitiello said so
     
  20. ILikeFeet

    ILikeFeet
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    because their in-house engine runs like diarrhea

    still better than their old engine
     
  21. MegaBeefBowl

    MegaBeefBowl
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    Is Unity still a flaming nightmare for consoles?
     
  22. HockeyGuy412

    HockeyGuy412
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    I don't see being a good thing for consoles
     
  23. MrCunningham

    MrCunningham
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    At least there are some decent facial animation software plug-ins available for Unity. This is one aspect of Telltale's games that always fell short for me. Especially given how their games revolve around cinematic's and telling stories.

    Unity makes sense given that it is cross platform (maybe we will see some Linux ports now?) and supports a wide variety of platforms.
     
  24. Manu

    Manu
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    Anyone who's played Life is Strange: Before the Storm knows this is a good idea.
     
  25. FaceHugger

    FaceHugger
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    It will be interesting seeing how it plays out on consoles. Their current engine definitely has problems, often jarring me out of the experience for a moment.
     
  26. Cirerus

    Cirerus
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    Unity is a great engine. I hope this decision turns out to be a good change for everyone, gamers and developers
     
  27. janusff

    janusff
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  28. JigglesBunny

    JigglesBunny
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    Out of the frying pan and into the fire.
     
  29. Katori

    Katori
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    This is awesome, I bet the programmers and developers there have been itching for this.

    How is its performance, particularly on consoles? The first one was extremely unoptimized on PS4.
     
  30. Manu

    Manu
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    First one was UE3, Before the Storm moved to Unity and run just fine.
     
  31. MrH

    MrH
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    Every Unity game I've played has had performance issues so I'm not exactly jumping for joy here, I love TGG but I don't see the point of moving from one shit engine to another shit one.
     
  32. Unity is also a great choice for them because it supports pretty much every platform right out of the box.
     
  33. andymoogle

    andymoogle
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    It's Unity, so there will definitely be stuttering. Especially on consoles.
     
  34. KennyL

    KennyL
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    Plenty of suboptimal unreal engine consoles games. It's matter of resources and I can't even blame smaller devs.
     
  35. Kindekuma

    Kindekuma
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    Unity? I guess that makes sense since it’s already well suited for multiplatforms out of the box.
     
  36. Orayn

    Orayn
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    Unity gets a bad rap but it can't possibly be worse than what they've been using.
     
  37. delete12345

    delete12345
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    If the majority are criticizing Unity for its performance hits on consoles games, why nothing happens to Unity? As in, you know, backlashes, official public PRs addressing the performance issues, etc.?

    I am guessing the "majority" is actually the "vocal minority". And because of this, game developers moving / transitioning over to Unity is "no big deal". If it works, it works. If it makes developers' lives easier, then why not? If the issues are just "1% to 5% slowdown" for the 100% guarantee rate being about to ship the product out, why not?
     
  38. thank god, Unity is a great pick for the scale of game they normally make
     
  39. Foltzie

    Foltzie
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    People who don’t under
    People who don’t understand tools comment in then anyway. News at 11.

    Follow that video, Unity should consider updatin it’s logo to make it clear it’s the free version to help better set expectations. It’s uniquity is driving the quality perception among the some gamers.

    It’s weird I don’t recall Havok getting that reputation despite being in Almost all Wii shovelware.
     
  40. GoldenKings

    GoldenKings
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    Wow I had no idea they switched to Unity from Unreal. It looks pretty identical to the first game.
     
  41. see5harp

    see5harp
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    This right here. Unity seems to be the best option if they want to continue to release for every platform out.
     
  42. CatAssTrophy

    CatAssTrophy
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    Insert gif of toddler swaying with hand in the air at a church here.***
     
  43. FelipeMGM

    FelipeMGM
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    nah, ever since 5.0 came out issues became less recurring and performance has constantly improved ever since
     
  44. MrCunningham

    MrCunningham
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    Neill Blomkamp's team at Oats Studio's actually did a pretty good job showing off the cinematic possibilities of the latest beta build's of the Unity (5.x) engine:



    I think it shows a lot of potential for Telltale Games. I would rather see them use this in future titles than their busted old proprietary engine.
     
  45. apeAsnake

    apeAsnake
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    Latest versions of Unity improved alot especially now with consoles so this is good

    If the game still performs badly then you can blame the developers
     
  46. Cats

    Cats
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    Unity is fine now. It's time to drop the idea that it's a terrible engine. Is it the most efficient engine ever? Absolutely not, but it's a competent solution for the types of games they will be making.
     
  47. GrayFoxPL

    GrayFoxPL
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    Is there a Unity list of PS4 games?
     
  48. Nemesis162

    Nemesis162
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    Since TWDS3 with their updated engine, it's pretty fine tho And I'm playing Batman S2 and it's much better than before so yeah, it got better with the update.
     
  49. koutoru

    koutoru
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    Life is Strange: Before the Storm uses Unity and it runs as well as the first game did (which used UE3).

    Unity is a perfectly fine engine to use for this sort of game.
     
  50. SirVilhelm

    SirVilhelm
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    Cup Head ran great. I am excited for this