Unity’s New Input System Setup

Marcus Cohee
1 min readAug 9, 2022

Hello all!

Today, I started learning about Unity’s new input system! So, let’s get it setup and ready to use!

Installing the Package

First, we need to head to the Package Manager and install the “Input System” package.

Packet Manager window

When it’s finished installing, Unity will ask you to switch to the New Input System.

If you hit yes, Unity will restart, so make sure to save your work!

Changing Which Input System to Use

Say if you wanted to add the new input system to a project using the old version, you can use both input systems for testing purposes!

Go to the Project Settings>Player>Other Options>Then about halfway down, you’ll find “Active Input Handling”. Now, pick which one you need!

Project Settings window

Now we have the new input system added to our project!

From what I have seen on this, it looks much easier to implement!

See you next time!

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Marcus Cohee

I am starting Unity and learning the ropes as I go! Let’s take this journey together!