Unity Chief Technology Officer Joachim Ante took to a forum post to reassure everyone that Unity wasn’t going to be sold off, despite rumors flying around the interwebs. He essentially stated, that while conversations with companies do wander into “acquisition” territory, they’ve been independent up until this point, work best that way, and plan to stay that way. No sale goin’ on:
We always wanted to make a game engine that is accessible to everyone—to give customers an equal chance to develop great games and compete with larger players. In other words, democratise game development. The role we now have in the gaming industry has been noticed by other companies. And today we have partnerships have enabled us to make it even better for your guys. For example offering you access to even more platforms in Unity at no extra cost. Sometimes when we talk to our partners, discussions turn to talk of acquisition. Our response has always been that for Unity it is best to be an independent company. This has been true for the last 10 years, it is equally true today. So to sum it up: We have no plan to sell Unity.
So there you have it, folks. Unity’s not going anywhere or being acquired by anyone.
Hat tip to Crave’s Game Revolution for this story.