Unity's Controversial Move: Developers Plead Gamers to Avoid Downloads Amidst Per-Install Charges

Unity’s Controversial Move: Developers Plead Gamers to Avoid Downloads Amidst Per-Install Charges

One key point of contention is that Unity will charge for new installs made after January 1, 2024, including instances where a game is deleted and then reinstalled. This means that developers could incur charges even when users haven’t spent additional money on their game.

The announcement has sparked anger within the indie game development community, with many developers expressing their frustration and concerns on social media platforms like Twitter. Some developers have even suggested that they may reconsider using Unity for their future projects if these changes are not reversed. There is a sense of uncertainty and unease among indie studios, as this shift in fees could have a significant impact on their business models and the cost of game development.

Unity’s decision has also garnered negative reactions from industry figures and prominent voices within the gaming community, with some describing it as a “joke.”