Unity engine to remain independent

Last last week, there were rumblings that Unity Technologies, the creators of the popular Unity game engine, might be angling for a buy-out from the likes of Google. Naturally, this had the indie development scene a little rattled.

Can someone start a Kickstarter so we can buy Unity as a community to make sure it doesn't get bought out by someone awful and go awful?
- Dan Marshall @danthat

Well, everyone can now breathe a sigh of relief - co-founder and CTO Joachim Ante took to the official forums to stamp out the flames before things got too out of hand.

Our response has always been that for Unity it is best to be an independent company.
This has been true for the last 10 years, it is equally true today.

So to sum it up: We have no plan to sell Unity.

Unity has been used to create games like Wasteland 2, Superhot, Jazzpunk, The Forest, and Drunken Robot Pornography, so it's good to see it won't be going anywhere soon.