Well, Unity has a former EA guy working for them. If you want to know why that is cause for worry, look no further than Sims 4.
In anycase, I'm not surprised. Unity wants their cut, it's simple as that.
Is EA bigger than Activision and Sega and Nintendo, or is it about the same number of employees for EA and all of those?You know that EA employs 12,900 people right? You'd be hard pressed to find a studio or gamedev related firm on the planet that didn't have someone who once worked at EA.
Is EA bigger than Activision and Sega and Nintendo, or is it about the same number of employees for EA and all of those?
Wait, what? They're actually doing THAT, too? Oh my God........Yeah, not to mention the privacy and ethical issues with adding what is essentially malware to an otherwise legitimate product to enforce such a r*****ed (or should I say ridiculous) line of business, potentially even violating developer agreements with Apple, Nintendo etc. to degrees far worse than what happened to Epic over Fortnite.
Feel free to correct me if I am wrong about this, but from my understanding is that this is not being added with the update.Yeah, not to mention the privacy and ethical issues with adding what is essentially malware to an otherwise legitimate product
Okay, so maybe that's more like conjecture. But I also don't see any other way that they would be able to enforce this kind of billing practice, unless of course the code is already in there for them to do so as @TheAM-Dol suggests may be the case.Wait, what? They're actually doing THAT, too? Oh my God........
You know it's really easy to Google that without waiting for people to respond to a forum post, right?Is EA bigger than Activision and Sega and Nintendo, or is it about the same number of employees for EA and all of those?
This really just got me to thinking about other free games. The uh, less predatory kind.Hm...people pumping out "fremium" games that rely on whales splurging on their in-app purchases could take it up the butt?
Maybe I do support this policy
I hadn't even thought of this. And I dunno if Unity made anything clear regarding entirely F2P games.This really just got me to thinking about other free games. The uh, less predatory kind.
"Unity says developers don’t need to worry about fees related to trials, bundles, and giveaways"
- Digital Trends
Removing the case of demos, sales bundles and freebies then, what of totally free-to-play games like Idol Showdown or similar projects that will employ zero monetization, either because they can't legally make money from the project like with the aforementioned example, or simply because they don't want to?
A lot of tech companies were on a hiring spree during the pandemic, that article even mentions as much, so Unity was just following the rest of the (tech) industry.that makes a lot more sense as the reason for the policy changes - but as said there I highly doubt that they will succeed. They should have changed company policy and stopped hiring two years ago.
because everyone is short on money and empty promises for a future have always resulted in a crash.
Which in a situation like this basically means they have to do something themselves, which in this case was to royally f*** over their own user base with tactics more commonly associated with scam artists. I told my family that being risk-averse meant that I couldn't work with Unity under these rules, and that's the exact comparison that I got out of the conversation. Which in turn makes me think that there's a very high possibility that Unity may have also broken criminal laws intended for people like Madoff who do this kind of thing to bilk people out of millions for their own ill gains (with a money pyramid being the most common example of this).A lot of tech companies were on a hiring spree during the pandemic, that article even mentions as much, so Unity was just following the rest of the (tech) industry.
Now the US Federal Reserve keeps raising interest rates to try to control high inflation so borrowing money isn't cheap anymore and industry is contracting and laying off employees. There are still plenty of investors thinking the Fed is going to "pivot" any day now, i.e. reverse policy and lower rates again and the boom times will be back. It's why every time Jerome Powell opens his mouth the stock market swings wildly one way or the other.
You've done this kind of thing before - why? If a forum rule has been broken by someone, you report that person for that rule. But why try to take it upon yourself to say an entire topic should be closed?I'm going to file a report to consider ending discussion on Unite given the number of directions that this could go in as a result of the situation before things really get out of hand.