Unity acquired Vivox, firm which develops audio and communication technology used by over 125 games on PC, console and mobile platforms, and over 100 million monthly active users. Among the biggest games using their voice chat app called 'Overtone' are Fortnite, PUBG and League of Legends.
“With Vivox part of Unity, we’re excited to work with the team to make connected communications a seamless integration for devs and develop a future roadmap that takes in-game communications to exciting new places”, said Unity CEO John Riccitiello and explained their mission: "Vivox and Unity share a common mission: to empower creators and developers with the most powerful and accessible tools and services."
It is said that Vivox will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Unity, but will have the ability to operate independently.
Vivox CEO and founder Rob Seaver stated: “Unity touches more than 3 billion devices worldwide and over half of all mobile games are made on Unity, which means our partnership gives developers across the globe an easy entry point into building the creation of their dreams. We’re thrilled to become part of the Unity team.”