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Unity Technologies Might be Sold for $1 – 2 Billion
Well, Microsoft purchased Minecraft along with the developers of the insanely famous sandbox title and we thought that was it for the news related to takeovers this month.
However, it looks like there might be more incoming; apparently Unity Technologies is considering selling off the company too!
According to a report published by VentureBeat, the game engine maker is again looking at options including selling off the company completely and this time too we could be looking at two interested buyers i.e. Amazon and Microsoft.
Previously, it was alleged that Unity Technologies were in talks with Amazon who offered a sum of $650 million to purchase the company. Even at that time, Microsoft was also interested in the takeover, however, things didn’t go quite as well as either of the giants would have wanted.
This time though, the rumored asking price is quite higher. If the reports are to be believed, the San Francisco based company wishes to get something between $1 billion and $2 billion!
According to the rumors, the idea of selling off the company was initialized after one of the key shareholders, Nicholas Francis, decided to sell off his shares.
When he received an offer from a party that was willing to buy all of his shareholding in one piece, it prompted the company to look into going all in with a complete takeover.
Unity Technologies is the maker of Unity Engine, which is one of the most popular 3D games development platforms. So far, around 90 games have been developed using Unity Engine, and they include Temple Run, Rust, Hearthstone, Thomas Was Alone and many more.
However, even if all this is true, the company has declined to comment, and so we are left with nothing but to wait until something is finalized, and the official word comes out.
Who do you think will purchase Unity Technologies, Amazon, Microsoft or someone else?