Tools free to developers who publish their games through Microsoft Studios

Microsoft has entered a partnership with the makers of the Unity game engine that will add tools and support for Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and Xbox One.
Unity is a cross-platform development environment that offers a free license to any company that makes under $100,000, but offers additional tools and platforms for a relatively small licensing fee.

The deal, unveiled today at Microsoft's Build Conference in San Francisco, brings yet another set of tools to reach Microsoft's new platforms and will see the two companies collaborating to make Windows 8 and Xbox One even more approachable for Unity developers.
Xbox 360 and Xbox One developers who have their games published by Microsoft Studios will be given free access to Unity tools.
ďOur vision is to democratize game development and provide opportunity for all developers, from individuals to massive teams,Ē said Unity CEO David Helgason.