Unity Technologies Responds To Developer Backlash, Promises Runtime Fee Policy Changes

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Unity Technologies has caved from the intense backlash it received following its announcement of additional runtime fees for Unity games. Last night, the company issued a statement on Twitter apologizing for the big uproar caused by the controversial announcement with a promise to make necessary changes to the policy.

“We have heard you,” Unity Technologies tweeted. “We apologize for the confusion and angst the runtime fee policy we announced on Tuesday caused. We are listening, talking to our team members, community, customers, and partners, and will be making changes to the policy. We will share an update in a couple of days. Thank you for your honest and critical feedback.”

It’s worth noting that the team didn’t outright say that they’ll be scrapping runtime fees altogether. We’ll just have to wait and see what the changes will be. Meanwhile, Unity Technologies continues to face the ire of developers, even more so after it tagged several charities as “political groups” and therefore weren’t exempt from per-install fees. These so-called political groups include the non-profit organization Planned Parenthood and a Michigan-based children’s hospital.