Unity is shutting down Weta Digital, which developed VFX tools for The Lord of the Rings and Avatar.

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Company Unity primarily behind the game engine of the same name, announced another sudden dismissal. This time, all 265 developers of the company’s VFX software tools will lose their jobs. Veta Digital. Weta FX, a division co-founded by director Peter Jackson, has created effects for films such as Lord of the Rings, Avatar or Avengersand Unity bought it just two years ago.

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At the same time, Unity is closing branches in fourteen cities, including Berlin and Singapore. It also limits teams to Washington, Bellevue or San Francisco. This also expands the possibilities of working from home.

This is the third wave of layoffs at Unity this year. The January layoffs cost the jobs of 284 employees, and a further 600 were forced to leave in May. Total left in Unity 1100 people out of a total of about 7 thousand. In September, the company underwent controversial changes in the system of payment for using the engine; in October, then-boss John Ricciello was replaced by a former director of IBM. James M. Whitehurst.

Source :Indian TV

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