Ubisoft recently suspended two executives as part of its investigation into the allegations of sexual misconduct that multiple employees have been accused of. Now, the company says it is taking a wider approach to changing its culture.
In a letter that the company says went out to employees earlier today, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot outlined a plan for improving Ubisoft’s internal structure, promoting diversity and making it clear “inappropriate behavior” won’t be tolerated.
To start, the Editorial Department, where the two executives were suspended from, and human resources divisions are being revised to “improve the accountability” of everyone involved, though specific details as to how this would be accomplished were not disclosed.
Guillemot has also appointed Lidwine Sauer, former Projects Director, to Head of Workplace Culture. Her new job will have her examine the company culture and spearhead changes. Employee listening sessions are being organized, as is a global employee survey and a new Head of Diversity and Inclusion, which has not been appointed yet.
Ubisoft also reaffirmed that it is investigating the current allegations. The company has also set up an alert platform that is being managed by a third-party, Whispli, allowing concerned employees to report harassment in an anonymous fashion.
Multiple Ubisoft employees were part of a recent wave of allegations that swept across the video game industry. Andrien “EscoBlades” Gbinigie, a brand marketing manager, and Stone Chin, who worked in public relations, are just two examples. Meanwhile, Ashraf Ismail, creative director of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, stepped down after multiple women came forward accusing him of infidelity and misuse of his influence.
Hands-on with Windows 10 build 20161 showcasing the new Start menu
Yesterday, Microsoft released a new build of Windows 10 that includes an updated Start menu design with translucent Live Tiles, improvements to Notifications, and behavior changes to things like Tablet Mode and the Taskbar. It’s been a while since Microsoft released a build with any surface-level changes, but now it’s finally happened, we’re back showcasing all the changes on video.
Everything we know about ‘Xbox Series S’ Lockhart
The Xbox Series X is getting a baby brother in the form of a console codenamed Lockhart, most likely to be called Xbox Series S. Here’s what we know so far.
Amazon Prime Video for Windows 10 is now live and working
Last week, we reported that Amazon Prive Video was coming to the Microsoft Store. While the app could be downloaded, it did not yet work for customers. Today’s app update, however, fixes that, and you can now stream (or download) all your Amazon Prive Video content to your Windows 10 PCs.
These are the best PC games to keep your kids occupied
Looking for a PC game or a few for your kid(s)? Need a way to keep them engaged with games that you know are good? Look no further than our comprehensive round-up of our favorite family-friendly games on PC.