Paris-based video game company Ubisoft announced on Saturday that some high-ranking executives will leave on charges of abuse and harassment. “After the company launched a rigorous review that the company launched in response to charges and accusations of recent allegations and misconduct,” said Yannis Mallat, Chief Creative Officer of Serge Hascoët, Global Director of HR Cécile Cornet, and Ubisoft's Canadian Studio. came. Ubisoft said in a statement.
Ubisoft confirmed earlier this week that vice president Maxime Béland had withdrawn from charges of assault, leaving a total of four prominent executives. At Mallat, Ubisoft's Toronto studio produced Ubisoft's largest gaming franchise. He personally produced the Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time series and managed large brands, including Assassin 's Creed. Rainbow Six; Crying away; Watch dogs; And for honor.
French news media Libération reported details of some allegations against Hascoët, who directed all of the company's games, and According to Bloomberg, many people considered to be close to Eve Guillemot CEO It has been. Reporter Jason Schreier .
This is a huge deal from Ubisoft. Serge Hascoet was responsible for all the games. In one word, he was able to approve or cancel the project. Many Ubisoft employees thought that no matter how many claims were made, they were too strong and close to the CEO.
— Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) July 11, 2020
Ubisoft's staff in Toronto was signed by more than 100% of employees earlier this week, according to Kotaku "There are great concerns about constant reported harassment and unsafe or unprotected in our studio," said the company's leadership.
The company recently said it was impossible for Mallat to continue his position on charges against several Ubisoft employees in Canada. Mallat spent the day right on the day to take charge of clearly addressing these allegations against the company and reassuring employees.
NEW: Yannis Mallat's CEO, Ubisoft Canada, has announced the latest allegations of cheating. Montreal office today. According to current sources, Mallat apologized to the victims and employees, but stressed that most of the companies are good people.
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Guillemot now checks the way creative teams collaborate, according to a complete company press release.
The company employs an international management consulting firm to audit HR management procedures as part of a “comprehensive set of initiatives” to create an environment (an environment that reflects) that employees, partners and communities can be proud of There is. Guillemot stated that Ubisoft lacks the obligation to ensure a safe and inclusive workplace environment for its employees. This is unacceptable because poisonous behavior directly contrasts with the values I never compromised. We are committed to making significant changes throughout the company to improve and strengthen our workplace culture. "