“Credible death threats” have caused Unity to close several of its offices ahead of a town hall meeting that would’ve discussed the company’s controversial new pricing changes, only for it to be revealed later on that the threats were made from an employee from within.
Unity employees began to hint that death threats targeting Unity employees had been made on September 14th, with San Francisco police having been notified of the threat. At the time, it seemed like the actions of a game developer outraged by the changes announced by Unity, which seemingly targeted the largest mobile game developers but would also majorly affect smaller game developers as a result as well.
The company responded officially, confirming that the company’s offices were closed for their employees’ safety and the “legitimate threat” was under investigation. Later, it was revealed that the death threat came from an employee working outside San Francisco via social media.
Considering that a town hall meeting had been scheduled on the day of the death threats, naturally, it drew skepticism on whether the move was a PR attempt in order to garner sympathy, as it was not made clear from the start that the person responsible was an employee: