Unity Announces Launch of Cloud Content Delivery Service

Unity | September 11, 2020

Unity, the world’s leading platform for creating and operating real-time 3D (RT3D) content, today announced the launch of its Cloud Content Delivery service. Unity’s Cloud Content Delivery easily connects an enterprise-grade Content Delivery Network (CDN) into Unity and other game engine clients to provide a managed, convenient, and cost-effective live game service option that enables developers to get the right content to the right users, at the right time. Aimed at simplifying costs, keeping app size down, and providing scale to small and large studios alike, this enterprise-grade offering is available today to try out with no commitment. A full end-to-end solution for storing, managing, and deploying content releases, Cloud Content Delivery was built so that developers are empowered to run games as services as efficiently as possible, while consistently keeping players engaged.

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