Unity’s new policies continue to scare, but also annoy developers. The company’s own employees are also outraged. A former Unity programmer, who has just resigned, has announced that the resignation of other employees.
Let’s go over what happened. In a tweet on his profile, Shahriar Shahrabi, technical artist and Director of the game Puzzling Places, says that whether or not Unity backtracks on its current policies, the fact that those decisions have passed through management, legal, marketing and employees speaks volumes about the organizational health of the company. The Iranian developer makes things worse by adding that make new games with Unity it wouldn’t be wise.
Precisely in response to this post comes a alarming comment Of John Forbesformer Unity developer, who says: “As a Unity employee up until this morning, I assure you that we have fought hard against all of this, we have raised all the comments made by everyone, we were told that the answers would come and after the announcement was made without warning. Those of us who care are gone: more resignations will come at the end of the week.”
If this is really the case, considering studios like Mega Crit that are abandoning the development engine, Unity’s situation is increasingly delicate. At the moment, however, there are no official statements from the company.