After years of simmering controversy over sexism in the video game industry, change may be on its way after outrage came to a boil with a C-suite massacre at Ubisoft.
Following online allegations of sexual misconduct, the publisher of Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry launched a probe, resulting in the departure over the weekend of the company’s chief creative officer.
The head of human resources also left, as did the chief of operations in Canada where the game maker has its biggest studios. CEO and co-founder Yves Guillemot acknowledged that “Ubisoft has fallen short in its obligation to guarantee a safe and inclusive workplace environment for its employees”.
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