Unity Is Now Laying Off 25% Of Its Staff

Unity is now laying off 25% of its staff. The company as you know which makes the game engine Unity, is reportedly cutting close to 2,000 jobs across its workforce.

Unity Is Laying Off Its Staff

Unity Is Laying Off Its Staff

Gaming company, Unity is undergoing yet another layoff, and this time around it is going to affect about 25 percent of its whole workforce, or around 1,800 employees. In a reported filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the firm, which makes the popular game engine Unity, stated that it is making the said cuts “as it restructures and refocuses on its core business, and to position itself for long-term and profitable growth.”

Unity as you should know has been through a couple of rounds of layoffs within the just concluded year, with the most recent one in question affecting 265 workers last November. However, it is still not clear as to whether Unity is cutting 1,800 additional workers on top of the layoffs that it announced in the previous year. I have reached out to Unity for clarification on the matter.

The layoffs of last year came just a couple of weeks after the firm made changes to the pricing model of Unity that frustrated developers. Unity in question ended up walking back parts of the new policy as a result, while John Riccitiello, former CEO resigned.

Unity’s Reaction to the New Development

“Today, as part of our company reset outlined in our Shareholder Letter on November 9, 2023, we announced that Unity has made the difficult decision to implement a workforce reduction, targeting approximately 25% of our total workforce across all teams,” Kelly Ekins, Unity’s director of PR, in a statement to The Verge revealed. “This decision was not taken lightly, and we extend our deepest gratitude to those affected for their dedication and contributions.”

Other Gaming Companies to Be Hit With Layoffs

Unity which in case you don’t know is used by famous games such as Fall Guys and Pokémon Go, is just one of the big gaming companies that have been hit with layoffs over the previous ear. Naughty Dog, Epic Games, EA, and many other developers have issued job cuts affecting over 9,000 people in the industry in the year 2023.



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