“We have heard you,” Unity posted on Twitter/X on Sunday afternoon. “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.”

Within 90 minutes Unity’s tweet had been viewed over 1 million times. Pushback had built over the last five days to Unity’s announcement that next year they’d charge developers per game installation (beyond certain thresholds). IGN reports:
Unity tried to clarify the policy, saying it will only count “net new installs” on any devices starting January 1 and devs would not be paying fees on re-installations, “fraudulent” installs via botnets and the like, trial version, web and streaming games, and charity-related installs. Unity also claimed

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