Unity Technologies announced at its annual Unite conference, which is hosted in Amsterday this year, that its Unity 4 3D game engine will receive support for both Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.
Unity is a multiplatform 3D engine that runs under Windows, Android, iOS and all three main console platforms, allowing premium quality 3D games to be written for those platforms. UT CEO David Helgason announced that both Windows operating systems will be supported, "The Unity community has been asking for access to Windows Phones and have been eagerly anticipating the release of Windows 8. We're happy to announce that we will support both."
Unity claims that it's currently "working hard" with Microsoft to bring deployment options for both Windows platforms to developers "as soon as possible", claiming the two operating systems are "among the most eagerly awaited platform additions within the Unity development community". This game engine might give a very useful boost to Windows Phone 8 powered phones in the marketplace.
The full keynote from the event can be viewed at YouTube: