Unity Closes Offices After Receiving “Credible” Death Threats
Just days after it was announced that the company was making changes to its fee structure for the Unity game engine, Unity is temporarily closing offices after receiving what it says were “credible” death threats.
In addition to the closure of its offices, the company canceled a planned internal town hall to address the changes and response from the game development community.
In a statement released to Bloomberg on Thursday, a spokesperson for Unity says the company was “made aware of a potential threat to some of our offices” and has “taken immediate and proactive measures to ensure the safety of our employees.”
Due to the threat, offices in San Francisco and Austin, Texas were closed.
“Hey y’all, just a reminder to think before you target Unity employees,” Unity senior XR product designer Javier Busto said in a post on Twitter. “This morning we learned that law enforcement notified several Unity offices of credible threats.”
Eli Davis, a senior software engineer at Unity, added: “Working at Exxon, threats on our office I could at least like, “get”. But working at Unity? What?! Threatening devs in AUSTIN is the stupidest f****** thing”.
Insider Gaming has reached out to Unity for an update on where things currently stand. If and when a response is received, this story will be updated accordingly.