Photon Fusion, now a Unity Verified Solution
More than a decade ago, we embarked on a journey to redefine multiplayer development in Unity with the launch of PUN, Bolt, Quantum, and Fusion. Today, we are thrilled to announce the final release of Fusion 2 and the certification of Photon Fusion as a Unity Verified Solution in the Unity Asset Store. Designed for seamless integration with Unity, Fusion 2 comes with loads of new features and is set to further push the benchmark for state-sync multiplayer gaming experiences.
The Unity Verified Solutions program represents the highest standard of quality and compatibility within the Unity ecosystem. Solutions that earn this status have undergone rigorous review by Unity Verified Solutions engineers. This includes compatibility with the latest Unity releases, ensuring smooth updates and integrations against current and LTS Unity versions. This endorsement from Unity signifies its quality, compatibility, and dependability for developers and marks a significant milestone for us.
High-Level Overview of Fusion
Photon Fusion is the culmination of our experience in state-sync multiplayer technology which started in 2011 with the release of PUN and later with Bolt. While both became successful multiplayer SDKs, Fusion sets completely new benchmarks and is built to handle the demands of modern AAA multiplayer games across all platforms and keeps data secure with its new end-to-end encryption.
Whether you are creating an intimate 2-player co-op or an ambitious 200-player battle royale, Fusion delivers unmatched performance and precision, offering a blend of simplicity and sophistication in networking.
Highlights and New Features in Fusion 2
Client-Side Prediction and Lag Compensation: These features are crucial for maintaining a fluid and responsive gaming experience, ensuring that player actions feel immediate and accurate, even in fast-paced scenarios.
Interest Management System: The Interest Management addon gives developers complete control over network efficiency. By managing the player’s area of interest, it ensures optimal performance and scalability.
Kinematic Character Controller (KCC): The new Simple KCC addon offers an intuitive way to handle character movement in multiplayer settings, enhancing the player’s experience and interaction.
Tick Accurate Animation and VR Inputs: Ensuring synchronization of animations across all players is vital, especially in VR environments. Fusion 2 brings precision to these aspects, making every movement and action feel real.
Network Physics: The Unity Physics addon simplifies the complex interactions of physical objects in a networked game, incorporating client-side prediction and rollback for both Rigidbody and Rigidbody2D.
Network Gameplay Enhancements: With the new Change Detection API and Finite State Machine (FSM) addon, game developers can easily manage transitions and gameplay mechanics, ensuring smooth and accurate gameplay.
Scene and VR Input Management: The improvements in scene management and the new VR input mode significantly reduce bandwidth requirements for VR games, enhancing performance.
Security and Data Management: Fusion 2 now features robust end-to-end encryption, ensuring secure gameplay traffic. The new API for streaming large data opens up possibilities for more dynamic content delivery.
Offline Mode: This mode is very helpful for developers, allowing them to simulate networked gameplay for testing and development without actual network communication.
Photon Fusion supports a wide range of platforms, including all IL2CPP platforms, Android, iOS, WebGL, Windows, Mac, OpenXR, Meta Quest, and various consoles. This broad platform support empowers developers to reach a diverse audience.
We invite you to explore the detailed documentation available on the Photon website and join us in this exciting journey of game development. Step into the future of multiplayer gaming with Photon Fusion.
Photon Gaming Circle Community
Join our exclusive community in the Photon Gaming Circle. Here, you can access over 40 fully networked samples, engage with other developers, get the latest SDKs, join our private Circle Discord, and enjoy premium development support. It’s a hub for collaboration, learning, and pushing the boundaries of multiplayer game development.