Unity surrenders on charges

@ 2023/09/18
We have heard you

Gaming engine maker Unity has backpedalled on its developer charges and apologised for the confusion and angst which resulted in at least one credible death threat.

Unity planned to jack up the charges for developers so that they covered each game installation (beyond certain thresholds). It then tried to

Unity tried to clarify the policy, saying it will only count "net new installs" on any devices starting January 1, and devs would not be paying fees on re-installations, "fraudulent" installs via botnets and the like, trial versions, web and streaming games, and charity-related installs. Unity claimed that "90 per cent of customers will not be affected by this change."

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