Much ado about nothing; after multiple rumors and grapevine grindings the makers of Unity Engine have refuted all alleged news about the cross platform game creation platform being up for sale.
Joachim Ante, cofounder and Chief Technical Officer at Unity Technologies finally decided to put the boiling speculations to rest and responded to a seemingly endless discussion over at the official forums of the game engine.
He said that they had created Unity Engine so that everyone could benefit from it and to ‘democratize game development.’ The importance this has given to the company in the industry has led to partnerships and collaborations with multiple names.
In his words, the thing that sprouted rumors was that some of the times discussions with their partners led to acquisition offers. However, that doesn’t change anything:
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.
This put to rest extensive rumors that have been circling around since a long time. For instance, there were rumors that Amazon offered to buy the company that was denied and then Unity Technologies was in discussion with Microsoft at a bid to the tunes of $1-2 billion!
More recently, a report had claimed that a presentation had surfaced that was supposed to be sent to prospective buyers including Google.
So Unity Engine is going nowhere; not to Amazon, not to Microsoft and not to Google. How do you feel about that? Share your opinions with us in comments below!