Unity’s CEO immediately apologized after accidentally “touching” the game developers.
The controversial statement of the Unity CEO is a hot topic of interest.
Theo đó, trong một cuộc phỏng vấn, ông John Riccitiero (Giám đốc điều hành Unity) đã nhận định: “Ferrari and some of the other high-end car manufacturers still use clay and carving knives. It’s a very small portion of the gaming industry that works that way, and some of these people are my favourite people in the world to fight with – they’re the most beautiful and pure, brilliant people. They’re also some of the biggest fucking idiots.”
A game developer who doesn’t care about making money is pure and beautiful, but at the same time acts like a fool.
His likening of game developers to idiots inadvertently caused anger and led to many criticisms aimed at this director.
And yet, not only affects this CEO, but Unity’s shares on the New York Stock Exchange also show signs of decline. 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.
Realizing the harm from his words, Riccithiello apologized.
At first, Riccithiello insisted that it was just a “click bait” and that he had absolutely no malice at all. Riccithiello also added: “I am extremely sorry if what I said offended any game developer” on his personal Twitter.
“I have great respect for game developers,” Riccitiello wrote. “The work they do is amazing. They breathe life into the characters, bring joy to millions of people.”
Riccitiello commented that most game developers work extremely hard and put a lot of heart into their products. What he wants to emphasize is that they can make more money from their products, while also improving the quality of the games.
After the apology, there are still many mixed opinions. On twitter, many people think that Riccitiello is trying to steer public away from the controversial merger between Unity and IronSource just weeks after Unity laid off hundreds of employees for no apparent reason.
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