Unity has finally responded to ongoing rumours that it’s looking for a buyer – and it’s disappointing news for anyone hoping to acquire the firm.
The company behind one of the most widely used game engines has insisted that it is not looking to sell or be acquired. That’s according to a post by Unity’s CTO Joachim Ante on the firm’s official forums.
Rumours have been circulating for the last few weeks, suggesting that companies such as Google could be in the market to acquire Unity for a reported $2bn. But Ante says Unity plans to stay independent.
"We always wanted to make a game engine that is accessible to everyone – to give customers an equal chance to develop great games and compete with larger players," he wrote. "In other words, democratise game development.
"The role we now have in the gaming industry has been noticed by other companies. And today we have partnerships and collaborations with many of them. And these partnership have enabled us to make it even better for you guys. For example offering you access to even more platforms in Unity at no extra cost. Sometimes when we talk to our partners, discussions turn to talk of acquisition.
"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."
That clears that up, then.