Activision Blizzard was sued by the state of California last week on allegations of systemic discrimination against women and countless cases of corporate sexual harassment. At the beginning of the week, over 2,000 employees published an open letter in which they strongly criticize the way those responsible have dealt with the issue. Work was also stopped on Tuesday in a protest.
As a sign of solidarity, Ubisoft employees have now shared an open letter that almost 500 current and former employees have signed. Ubisoft was also sued in France a few days ago over the same allegations. Already last year, reports from the Ubisoft environment appeared in which employees drew attention to the conditions in the company. CEO Yves Guillemot dismissed many of the people responsible in this regard – but information from Ubisoft Singapore was only circulated again last week, which also resulted in discrimination and harassment. Axios Gaming’s Stephen Totilo shared the open letter on Twitter.
“To the employees of Activision Blizzard. We hear you and want to loudly express our solidarity. Over the past few weeks, the gaming industry has once again been rocked by revelations that many of us have known about for too long. Revelations made about Ubisoft a year ago The frequency of these reports shows that there is a widespread and ingrained culture of abusive behavior in the industry. […] Those responsible must be made responsible for their actions. “ – it says, among other things, in the letter.
Ubisoft takes the allegations in the letter from employees and former employees very seriously, as confirmed in a statement (in the tweet above). However, it was not clear from the current text whether there will be further investigations in the future.
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