Huge monster joked that Cult of the Lamb could be removed from sale on January 1, 2024. This was due to changes in fees for using the Unity Engine, on which the game is built. (Editor’s note: This was updated on September 13, 2023.)
Massive Monster announced it was “deleting.” Cult of the Lamb As of January 1, 2024. This is because the game is based on the Unity Engine, for which a new installation fee is being introduced. This fee requires developers to pay Unity a fixed price for each installation of the game.
Buy Cult of the Lamb now as we delete it on January 1st.
— Cult of the Lamb (@cultofthelamb) September 12, 2023
The following message then followed:
The number of news outlets that believed us 100% have obviously never seen this image before. pic.twitter.com/4LiLW9tYfb
— Cult of the Lamb (@cultofthelamb) September 13, 2023
A similar statement was issued by the publisher Devolver Digital. In a post on the social media site formerly known as Twitter, the company advised developers to mention the engine they use when presenting the title. While this isn’t explicitly mentioned, it seems that it could have an impact on whether the company will be interested in publishing games created in Unity in the future.
When suggesting games, be sure to specify which engine you are using.
It’s important information!
— Devolver Digital (@devolverdigital) September 12, 2023
Cult of the Lamb isn’t the only game whose developers have expressed frustration with Unity’s decision. Among us Developer Innersloth confirmed that he is considering porting the game to another engine. Aggro crabcurrently working on the underwater soulslike Another crab’s treasure, calling on Unity to reverse their stance in their typically foul-mouthed manner. VR onboarding platform SideQuest VR confirmed that it does not tolerate the use of its users’ personal data for this purpose.
Cult of the Lamb is now available for Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S. It may be removed from sale on January 1, 2024.