The Unity graphics engine has announced a new rate that has sparked outrage among developers, especially indie companies. Many games could disappear and here we review some of the most famous ones.
A new controversy is affecting a large number of developers after Unity has revealed a new fee that consists of charge each studio money for each installation of their game if it has been created with this graphics engine.
Evidently, Rome has burned after Many indie companies have openly protested this abusive measure, which could decrease your short profit margin after long developments.
A few have already announced that they may remove your game from the market when this policy comes into effect on January 1, 2024. This will also affect the players and there are many games that have been developed with Unity as a base.
Here we are going to review the list of the best-known titles that could disappear if Unity does not rectify in time. The truth is that big games like Hollow Knight Silksong could be affected. Will we see a new delay? Let’s hope not.
Games created by Unity that could be affected
But Team Cherry’s highly anticipated metroidvania is not the only one. Real mastodons are on the list such as the free to play hits of HoYoVerse: Genshin Impact or Honkai Star Rail. Can you imagine the amount of money they would have to pay Unity for its millions of downloads?
Other mobile hits like Marvel Snap or Pokémon Go have also been developed with Unity and hits like Fall Guys, also.
If all the studios behind these games unite, they could give rise to a real rebellion against John Riccitiello, CEO of Unity, who called developers who do not prioritize monetization “fucking idiots.”
Renowned indies, master jewels of this medium, also enter the bag. We talk about Cuphead, Outer WildsTunic, Cult of the Lamb and many others like Slay the Spirewhose studio has already announced that they are changing their graphics engine.
And don’t think that this affects only the little ones or mobile titles, because games like Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or Shining Pearl are also developed with Unity and have sold millions of copies.
Do you want more affected names? Well we have Beat Saber, Monument Valley, Return Of The Obra Dinn, Subnautica, Death’s Door, Cities: Skylines, Rust, Hearthstone and even other bombs like Ori And The Blind Forest.
Both developers and players have charged against Unity for this abusive rate and even more knowing that The company had revenue of $451 million and record revenue of $1.39 billion last year…