Last week, the developers of the Unity engine announced that they were moving to a new business model. The changes suggested that game creators who use Unity would pay the authors of the popular engine for each installation of the game. Indie developers were hostile to the changes, which were supposed to come into force on January 1, 2024, and many studios began to say that they were ready to abandon Unity.
After a few days of mass criticism of the new Unity business model, the creators of the engine announced that they had “heard” the developers and would make changes:
We heard you. We want to apologize for the confusion and anxiety that has arisen since our Runtime Fee announcement. We hear everything and discuss the situation with the team, community and partners. We will make changes to the policy and share information about the changes in a few days. Thank you for your honest reaction and criticism.
Let us remind you that earlier it became known that some members of the Unity team quit due to the new business model.