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Brief Growth Ideas: Unity Technologies Pre-IPO – Unlikely to Dethrone Unreal Engine in AAA But Watch the M&A Strategy and more

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  1. Unity Technologies Pre-IPO – Unlikely to Dethrone Unreal Engine in AAA But Watch the M&A Strategy

1. Unity Technologies Pre-IPO – Unlikely to Dethrone Unreal Engine in AAA But Watch the M&A Strategy

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Unity Technologies is in the process of prepping for an IPO this year. The company develops the Unity game engine which is widely used to develop video games, particularly mobile and indie games. The market for game engines is mostly split between Unity and Epic Games’ Unreal Engine though larger game developers can use their own in-house developed engines. With this attractive situation on offer to the two companies, we examine below whether the market is likely to be bifurcated or result in clash for market share. We also highlight the moves both companies have been making to strengthen their online gaming functionality.

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