Ubisoft staff who signed an open letter have criticized CEO Yves Guillemot's response, saying "most of our demands were set aside and few of our points seem to have been addressed."
The open letter, which criticizes the way Ubisoft has dealt with allegations of "systemic discrimination, harassment and bullying" in the company, was signed by more than 1,000 employees this week. Guillemot responded to the letter in an email from the entire company, saying that the study had made "significant progress over the past year," although he stated that "there is still more work to do ".
Now the group behind the original letter has issued a new statement to GamesIndustry.biz, saying "we are aware that the company has made some improvements, and we are pleased to know that Yves and the leadership team agree that this is not enough. However, Ubisoft continues to protect and promoting known criminals and their allies. We see management continuing to avoid this problem. "
The most recent statement from Ubisoft employees, in reaction to the CEO’s note, lists the details they want the company to address. And click to participate more in the reform: "an invitation to contact the company's management in person is not the same as having a collective seat at the table" pic.twitter.com/2fFuUkCDeKJuly 30, 2021
The group also had trouble with Guillemot telling employees to talk to their managers about the comments. "It is also worth clarifying that an invitation to contact the company's management in person is not the same as having a collective seat at the table," the letter continued.
"By being the first to start their collaboration, Ubisoft has the opportunity to be at the forefront of creating a better future for the gaming industry. We demand that this work be done. in collaboration with employees of all levels.We want to see real and fundamental change in Ubisoft and the entire industry, for the good of our members. "The letter concluded that the group" [expects] with interest an answer that addresses all issues raised and properly acknowledge our demands ".
Another employee behind the original letter told GamesIndustry that Ubisoft still has many of the employees accused of harassment in positions of power, saying "morale and confidence are low."
"For a person who signed there are countless others who were just too terrified. Do better or keep losing good people."