What is happening? We are planning to remove the Enlighten baking backend for static lighting data with the 2023.1 release, which will make this baking backend unavailable in 2023.1 and future releases, as part of this update about Global Illumination in Unity (see the forum post “Update on Global Illumination 2021”). The last LTS version that provides access to the Enlighten baking backend will be 2022.3. Enlighten Realtime Global Illumination, on the other hand, will still be available until Unity 2024 LTS support ends. Why are we doing this? We are deprecating the Enlighten baking backend to simplify the light baking experience in Unity, while ensuring that we can more efficiently deliver quality to you. The removal of the Enlighten baking backend is the next step of this process. We believe that the best option for baking your static lighting data is to use the CPU or GPU Progressive Lightmapper and we are determined to keep improving it. What is the purpose of this survey? We want to be mindful of existing workflows and mitigate any risks for creators that will need to transition from the Enlighten baking backend to the Progressive Lightmapper. This survey is for Unity creators currently using the Enlighten baking backend, AND intending to upgrade to 2023.1+, and aims to better understand your existing workflows and why you prefer to use the Enlighten baking backend over the Progressive Lightmapper. We also want to explore ways to assist you with your transition from the Enlighten baking backend to the Progressive Lightmapper. Link to the survey Impact Feedback Survey: Enlighten Baking Backend Deprecation The survey will be open until the end of January 2022.