Unity Technologies has temporarily closed two of its offices amid what the company says are threats to employee safety. The move follows Tuesday’s announcement of a highly controversial new fee structure for the company’s popular Unity Engine.
News of the closures started dripping out via social media this morning, with employees describing “credible threats” reported to law enforcement and “safety threats” targeting the company’s San Francisco and Austin, Texas, offices. “Surprising how far people are willing to go in today’s age,” Unity Product Manager Utsav Jamwal wrote. “Unfortunate.”
In a statement provided to multiple news outlets, a Unity spokesperson said that the company had “been made aware of a potential threat to some of our offices. We have taken immediate and proactive measures to ensure the safety of our employees, which is our top priority. We are closing our offices today and tomorrow that could be potential targets for this threat, and are fully cooperating with law enforcement on the investigation.”