Google has announced that its augmented reality platform Tango will be getting native integrated support for Unity later this year.

During Unity’s Vision AR/VR Summit opening keynote, Google’s PM for Developer Platforms Nathan Martz took to the stage to announce that, the company’s AR focused platform Tango will join its VR counterpart Daydream in receiving official, native integration in the Unity game engine.

Google’s Nathan Martz, Photo Courtesy Unity

Of the new integration, Martz asserted that “this is going to make Tango AR development for smartphones just as accessible and powerful as Daydream VR is today.” The new native Tango integration is on its way later this year, due to arrive in version 2017.2 of Unity.

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A long time in gestation, we’ve recently seen a flurry of hardware support for Tango announced, with the most recent Asus’ ZenFone AR announced in January this year. With that in mind, it’s good to see the barrier of entry for Tango development lowered still further.

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