Unity buys Peter Jackson VFX studio Weta Digital for $ 1.6 billion

Unity, the company behind the game engine of the same name, has entered into a final agreement to acquire the best-selling VFX company Weta Digital for $ 1.625 billion (thank you, The Hollywood Reporter).

A New Zealand-based VFX house owned by director Peter Jackson, Weta is probably best known for the filmmaker’s landmark Lord of the Rings trilogy (and the less well-received Hobbit trilogy) along with James Cameron’s Avatar and recent Marvel films such as Shang-Chi and Eternal. Tangentially, Weta also made (and crashed) a Halo warthog once.

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