Ubisoft Apologizes Again for the Whole "Empowering Sexual Harassers" thing

Ubisoft Apologizes Again for the Whole "Empowering Sexual Harassers" thing

Their CEO still refuses to quit, though.

pocru by pocru on Sep 11, 2020 @ 03:14 AM (Staff Bios)
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Ubisoft had a big ol' stream the other day where it showcased a bunch of their upcoming games. They talked about everything from their upcoming mythology Sandbox Immortals to the glorious return of the Scott Pilgrim side-scrolling beat em' up. Some people would have called it an exciting evening of games and reveals, but I want to focus more on what came before the presentation.

See, the first time Ubisoft did one of these Way Forward presentations, they failed to comment on what was at the time very fresh accusations of sexual abuse, outside a Tweet they put out well before the production itself. This time, they failed to do the same thing, but they did Tweet out a video of their CEO making a half-hearted apology for the mess that he caused and that he continues to fail to fix by allowing his company to be run by himself.

From that very Twitter video:

“I am truly sorry to everyone who was hurt. We have taken significant steps to remove or sanction those who violated our values and code of conduct and we are working to improve our systems and processes.”


In the video, he also claims Ubisoft will invest an additional $1 million into their graduate program over the next five years, which will be a necessary investment as I can't see why anyone would want to work there anymore.

In any case, Ubisoft claims they didn't add the video to the livestream due to "timing constraints", which is an obvious lie on account of the fact they control exactly how long they were streaming for. They also claimed they added his apology to the full presentation that's been uploaded to YouTube, which is great and all, but a rather pointless gesture, considering most people were just watching the Livestream when it first came out.

But yeah. He did "apologize". Even though he should be, you know, quitting.

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