Unity Technologies, creator of the real-time 3D development platform, announced it is acquiring Vivox and its cross-platform voice and text communications tools for games. Vivox is integrated into 125 games worldwide, including Fortnite by Epic Games. The acquisition is expected to help Unity speed the development of games for all levels of developers.
From the release: “Vivox and Unity share a common mission: to empower creators and developers with the most powerful and accessible tools and services,” said John Riccitiello, Chief Executive Officer, Unity Technologies. “The ability for gamers to speak to each other, in real-time, is a requirement in connected games because players want to enjoy great moments together. With Vivox part of Unity, we’re excited to work with the team to make connected communications a seamless integration for devs and develop a future roadmap that takes in-game communications to exciting new places.”
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