Unity, the company behind the game development engine of the same name, has just announced that its president, CEO, and chairman John Riccitiello “will retire” effective immediately.
“The Board will initiate a comprehensive search process, with the assistance of a leading executive search firm, to identify a permanent CEO,” reads the press release, adding that James Whitehurst will step in as interim CEO and president. “Mr. Riccitiello will continue to advise Unity to ensure a smooth transition.”
While the press release makes no mention of it, this is happening amidst a giant game industry controversy where Unity created a huge backlash with a new pricing model that broke trust with many game developers.
Many were quick to point to…