Cesium for Unity, an open source plugin that enables real-world 3D data to be utilized in the Unity game engine, is now available. The plugin is free and open source under the Apache 2.0 License.

Cesium for Unity empowers Unity developers to create fully immersive and interactive metaverse apps, games, simulations, and experiences with accurate, high-resolution 3D geospatial data collected from drones, satellites, and other sources.

"Real-time 3D graphics and game engines are key enablers for an engaging and creator-empowered metaverse," said Cesium CEO Patrick Cozzi.

The preview of Cesium for Unity includes a full-scale, highly-accurate WGS84 globe, integration with Unity's Game Objects, Components and Character Controllers, and integration with Cesium ion for access to global 3D geospatial content like global terrain, imagery, 3D buildings, high-resolution photogrammetry and more.

The plugin supports mobile platforms and VR, including Windows, macOS, Android, and Quest 2 and Quest Pro, with support for additional platforms coming with the full release in early 2023.