Unity To Layoff More Employees As Year Comes To A Close

Unity layoffs

Unity is set to layoff 265 employees, or 3.8% of its global workforce, according to a new report from Reuters.

The decision comes as part of what the company claims is a “reset” and “refocus”.

In addition to the layoffs, Unity is terminating a deal it had with Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson and his company Weta FX, which focuses on video effects. Unity purchased the technology and engineering division of Weta FX back in 2021.

Reuters also reports that the company is also set to shut down 14 offices in areas “such as Berlin and Singapore, pending employee consultation in some countries, and significantly reduce its office footprint for the remaining offices, including in San Francisco and Bellevue, Washington.”

As part of this refocus, Unity is no longer mandating that employees work in the office three days a week.

The layoffs and shutdowns are just the latest in a line of tumultuous news for Unity, which has seen three rounds of layoffs, multiple office closures, and its CEO step down after the company tried to charge developers per install of games.

What do you think of even more layoffs happening at Unity? For more Insider Gaming, read about what Embracer Group said regarding the potential closure of developer Free Radical Design.

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