I can't even keep up with the news. Death threats, reports they are going to "force" Nintendo/Sony/Microsoft to foot the bill for console games that use Unity, rumors of legal action against developers who drop Unity/delist their games before Jan 1st, etc.
News articles are popping up faster than I can read them it seems.
Post some links man
Just throwing an idea out. Maybe this nudge will inspire game developers to actually make their own game engines like they used to and possibly make games feel different from each other again
Sort of makes sense, raise fees on old cheap engine and waive fees on newer engine that can support ads/ad platform for unity. That’s the recurring revenue stream they are so blatantly chasing.View attachment 85838Oh gooood, this whole #Unity3D blowout? It literally happened because of that shitty Iron Source buy-out that everyone was pissed about. The call to add this fee literally came from the Iron Source side of the business, and it only exists to "kill AppLovin" (a rival ad provider that is better)...peoplemaking.games
is this something? Unity is "offering" to waive fees to cartel customers into their ad ecosystem....
Doesn't matter with the GOG version. Download the GOG offline installer, disconnect the internet, then install the game. And at every game launch make sure the internet is disabled. Unity has no way to track any of that.Per an article I read unity has had tracking tools in it for various performance reasons for a long time. Those DRM free games probably aren’t as DRM free as you think.
Is the data stored in your PC somewhere, Will it try to dial home more than once? Will you ever connect the machine to the internet?Doesn't matter with the GOG version. Download the GOG offline installer, disconnect the internet, then install the game. And at every game launch make sure the internet is disabled. Unity has no way to track any of that.
If Unity tries to force startup DRM patches, the games will get delisted from GOG, but existing owners will keep their DRM-free copies. Again, nothing Unity can do about that. Another powerful example of the the difference between game ownership and a "service".
I'd also expect delisting in other places when they get close to the install limit so their developers don't have to pay. As far as game preservation goes, this is an absolute disaster in the making.
None of this would've happened if in 2004 customers told Valve to suck a lemon when they forced the septic excrement that is Steam into HL2. But no, instead the people preferred trading cards, achievements and "convenience" instead of their rights, so here we are.
Without the game running you mean? Not possible to dial home. You need a service or rootkit running in the background which GOG would never allow.Is the data stored in your PC somewhere, Will it try to dial home more than once?
Yes and he was the one who pitched the idea of charging players in multiplayer FPS games for more ammo when they run out. That same guy who got forced to resign is pretty much single handedly killing Unity now.Didn't this ceo used to work for electronic arts? This is a perfect time for Epic to take in developers seeking shelter. What a dumb move.
Yes and he was the one who pitched the idea of charging players in multiplayer FPS games for more ammo when they run out. That same guy who got forced to resign is pretty much single handedly killing Unity now.
well that would track, leeches always add nothing of value and just extract (11 of 13 board members are investment managers)
Saw an article where developers started removing the ad monetization from their games so Unity makes no money off them. Lots of developers stopped development to shift to a new engine too. Think I read that cult of the lamb is going to cease to exist after Jan as well.
So it turns out the death threat came from a Unity employee.