Unity is set to acquire Weta, the visual effects company co-founded by Sir Peter Jackson, for $1.625bn.
The companies have entered a “definitive agreement”, which will place Weta’s renowned VFX tools into the hands of game makers.
The film arm of Weta will continue as a standalone entity under Unity known as WetaFX and will remain under majority ownership by Jackson.
Together with Unity, the two companies will be a force to be reckoned with in game development.
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