Unity, A Video Game Platform, Will Help The U.S. Military Design War Simulations

Unity Software signs a multi-million-dollar contract with CACI International Inc. to build simulations for the U.S. military.

Men in British Army uniform play video games behind monitors.
Last year, Unity employees expressed their discomfort working with the U.S. government. What will they think of this new deal?

Unity Software, the multi-platform gaming engine behind League of Legends, Pokémon Go and Angry Birds, will license its digital simulation technology to assist the U.S military, Bloomberg reported

The game design company has signed a multi-million-dollar deal with CACI International Inc., the technology company that last month was awarded a U.S. Army contract to assist in aerial intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions. Through this deal, Unity will help the government design human-machine interfaces— dashboards that connect to human controllers much like a game—for aerospace simulations. 

Last year, Unity employees demanded transparency when they found out the government used Unity software to visualize attacked plane runways and train drones to identify weapons. It is unclear if employees were aware of a new contract supporting the military. Unity declined to comment on Bloomberg’s story.  Unity, A Video Game Platform, Will Help The U.S. Military Design War Simulations