A Let Down
In recent years, reports of on-going abuse in Ubisoft studios have been rampant. An internal group called A Better Ubisoft has been formed by current and former employees. A year ago, they penned a letter with a list of demands to upper management. Sadly, they are declaring that not one of these demands have been met.
Today, A Better Ubisoft posted a thread detailing some of the employee statistics in the company updated over the past year. The open-letter sent to Ubisoft management was signed by many current and former employees. 25% of the “current” employees that signed at the time have since quit their position at Ubisoft.
Of those who quit, a 60% majority of employees were he/him, 39% were she/her, and 1% were they/them. A Better Ubisoft also pointed out that just 25% of employees are women. This makes an overwhelming majority of the voices men.
It is one year to the day that we signed our open letter to Ubisoft management calling for FAR more action to tackle abuse and setting out our four key demands. None of our demands have been met.#ABetterUbisoft #EndAbuseInGaming
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— A Better Ubisoft 🤍 (@ABetterUbisoft) July 28, 2022
They also noted four of their key demands: 1. To stop promoting and moving abusers within the company. 2. To have their voice represented in a meaningful way. 3. Industry standards for Ubisoft and other companies to follow ensure these cases of abuse are handled. 4. Collaboration with non-management and union representatives.
Unfortunately, none of the above demands have been met, even a year after first being stated. Hopefully, upper management will change their tune with more pressure, especially from fans.
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