Unity CEO John Riccitiello Resigns After Nearly Tanking Entire Company

Kevin Purdy, writing for Ars Technica:

John Riccitiello, CEO of Unity, the company whose 3D game engine had recently seen backlash from developers over proposed fee structures, will retire as CEO, president, and board chairman at the company, according to a press release issued late on a Monday afternoon, one many observe as a holiday.

It’s hard to overstate how bad Unity’s last month has been. So in some sense the right thing has happened: the CEO rammed through a terrible policy change, game developers revolted, and the CEO has now resigned.

Monday, 9 October 2023