Unity’s CEO has taken action to “correct” after the statement “touches” game developers.
In recent days, the controversial statement of the Unity CEO is still a hot topic that is continuously discussed by the gaming community. Accordingly, in an interview, Mr. John Riccitiero (Unity CEO) commented: “A game developer who doesn’t care about making money is pure and beautiful, but at the same time acts like a fool”.
Comparing game developers as idiots angered the target audience, many criticisms aimed at this director.
John Riccithiello, CEO of Unity. Photo: Getty Images Bank.
Not only affecting the CEO’s reputation, these controversies also caused Unity’s share price on the New York Stock Exchange to plummet. Previously, it reached a high of 40.8 USD (nearly 1 million dong), but after the news of the controversial statement was released, Unity’s share price fell about 21.5% to 32 USD (750 thousand VND). dong) in just one day.
Not continuing to remain silent in the face of increasingly harsh public opinion and attacks, recently CEO Riccithiello apologized for his blasphemous statement: “I want to say sorry for being negligent when I spoke out. choice of words in the interview. I am well aware that all game developers love their work and they have contributed a lot to the gaming industry. ‘Not interested in making money’ is something to be respected.”
Unity was founded in 2005 as an IT company that operates the game development engine of the same name. Along with Epic Games, it is one of the world’s second largest game engine developers.