Unity makes further layoffs in company "reset"

Unity makes further layoffs in company "reset"

Engine giant Unity is making more layoffs as part of a company "reset".

Reuters reports that the company is cutting 265 jobs, or 3.8 per cent of its workforce around the world. This is part of Unity terminating its agreement with Weta FX, which it acquired for $1.63 billion back in 2021.

If that wasn't enough, Unity is also closing down 14 office locations, including Berlin and Singapore, and is set to reduce the size of its remaining office space in the likes of San Francisco and Bellevue.

The engine maker is also no longer mandating three days a week in the office for its workers while also cutting office services.

"While no additions have been finalised, it's clear that we will reduce the number of things we are doing overall," Unity's interim CEO James M Whitehurst said.

Unity has made a large number of layoffs within the last year. Earlier in 2023, the company also unveiled its plans to charge developers and publishers every time someone downloaded a game powered by Unity. The firm has since walked this back, though CEO and president John Riccitiello left the firm in the wake of this initiative.

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