Unity is reportedly going to cut 25% of its workforce, or 1,800 positions, which comes several months after its CEO stepped down.
According to Reuters, Unity said in a regulatory filing and internal company memo that it would be cutting jobs. “We are … reducing the number of things we are doing in order to focus on our core business and drive our long-term success and profitability,” said interim CEO Jim Whitehurst in the Unity memo.
The company also told Reuters that the layoffs will impact all of its teams, regions, and business areas, and said there are additional changes coming.
Last year, Unity came under fire for introducing a “runtime fee” where game developers would have to pay a fee each time a game is installed. Due to the controversy, Unity walked back those changes and revamped the policy. Additionally, then-CEO John Riccitiello stepped down and Whitehurst replaced him as interim CEO.
Layoffs are still continuing around the video game industry, as 2023 was a tumultuous year for developers. Big companies like Electronic Arts, Bungie, and Ubisoft all cut positions throughout the year.