CocosCreator, a free Cocos2d-x powered cross platform game engine, just released a version 2.4.0. If you are interested in learning more about Cocos Creator, check out our complete Cocos Creator tutorial series available here.
Details of Cocos Creator 2.4.0:
This update brings more new features, optimizes performance and improves stability. Efficiency is everything! This version contains many new features and updates, such as resource management system refactoring, asset bundles, optimized the performance of graphic rendering.
The key new feature being the new asset manager with the following features:
- Supports loading and pre-loading of all resources, pre-loading can run silently in a lighter way, without affecting operation efficiency.
- Supports Asset Bundles.
- Supports a more secure automatic release mechanism, no need to consider its reference when releasing resources, to avoid mistaken release of resources.
- Support download failure retry, download priority, download concurrent number and other settings, which can be adjusted according to various situations.
- Support more convenient custom loading process to achieve special effects.
More details of the Cocos 2.4.0 release is available on the blog here. You can learn more about Cocos Creator and this release in the video below.