16.11.2021 | Unity bought a visual effect studio of an Oscar winning director Sir Peter Jackson
The New Zealand-based visual effects studio co-founded by Oscar-winning director Sir Peter Jackson has been sold for $1.6bn (£1.2bn).
Weta Digital, which has worked on films including Lord of the Rings and Avatar, is being bought by video games software company Unity.
Unity's technology is behind games such as Pokémon Go and Call of Duty: Mobile. "Together, Unity and Weta Digital can create a pathway for any artist, from any industry, to be able to leverage these incredibly creative and powerful tools," Sir Peter said in a statement.