Unity Technologies Inc. canceled a planned meeting and closed two offices due to real death threats after a controversial business decision to introduce game download fees, reports Bloomberg.

The company has been informed of the potential threat to some of its offices and has taken immediate steps to ensure the safety of its employees. Unity has closed offices in Austin and San Francisco that could be potential targets and is fully cooperating with law enforcement.

As it is known, on September 12, Unity announced a special fee for installing games. It’s called Runtime Fee and will take effect on January 1, 2024. From then on, game developers will have to pay Unity for the number of times a game is installed. The amount of the fee will depend on the thresholds and plans offered by the company.

Developers reacted to the initiative with a strong reaction, believing that it would have a negative impact on the gaming business. Some developers accused Unity of violating its own terms of service. Many game studios made strong statements urging the company to change its mind.

Unity CEO John Riccitiello was supposed to talk to employees on September 14 in the morning, but instead said the meeting would be canceled for security reasons.