Ubisoft staff say company “continues to protect and promote known offenders and their allies”

July 30, 2021
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“It’s exhausting, frustrating and it’s counter to the messaging they give us.” That was the reaction of one Ubisoft developer to CEO Yves Guillemot’s email to staff last night.

On Wednesday, nearly 500 current and former Ubisoft employees (we understand this figure is now over 1000) across 32 studios, signed an open letter in solidarity with Activision Blizzard staff following a recent lawsuit that called the World of Warcraft and Overwatch studio “a breeding ground for harassment and discrimination against women”.

The letter slammed Ubisoft leadership’s “empty promises” in response to allegations of “systemic discrimination, harassment and bullying” within the company, and proposed an industry wide collaboration to agree a set of “rules and processes for handling reports of these offences”.

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