Unity’s controversial move to charge a new fee for developers using its graphics engine continues to cause a stir in the community. And in addition to the various complaints from many independent companies, some “big” names have also joined the protest against this accusation, some of which announced the possibility of withdrawing their games from the market.
In case you still don’t understand the main problem with Unity’s decision, I remind you that from next year the company will apply a new tariff that it will charge each studio every time an installation of its game is carried out. Yes. is that it was created with this graphics engine. A measure that could significantly reduce profit margins after long development phases and that many developers and players found ridiculous.
Among the games that their developers have already declared that they will have problems are Hollow Knight: Silksong, whose release could be delayed again, as well as other extremely popular games such as the successful free HoYoVerse games: Genshin Impact or Honkai Star Rail . This is undoubtedly due to how much money has to be paid for the Unity fee, considering that these titles have millions of downloads.
A disadvantage that will also have other mobile hits such as Marvel Snap or Pokémon Go, also developed with Unity, as well as well-known titles such as Fall Guys, Cuphead, Outer Wilds, Tunic, Cult of the Lamb and many others, such as Slay the Spire, whose studio has already announced the change of graphics engine, which will also be carried out by the Chilean studio Abstract Digital, co-creator of the game Tormented Souls, which is developing a new game called Astral Rot.
And these don’t just include small games or mobile titles, as titles like Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl were also developed with Unity and sold millions of times, as were names like Beat Saber, Monument Valley, Return Of The Obra Dinn, Subnautica, Death’s Door , Cities: Skylines, Rust, Hearthstone and even other hits like Ori And The Blind Forest.
A list that is clearly even longer, to which you have surely added a title that you play and that uses Unity, a company that many believe will suffer financial collapse if the tariff goes into effect, there Many studios will be switching to other graphics engines.