In 2020, several Ubisoft employees came forward with allegations of sexual discrimination and harassment at the company. The company took a few steps, but in the aftermath of similar allegations at Activision Blizzard last year, a group of employees calling themselves A Better Ubisoft called for further changes. 200 days later, the group says “none of our demands have been met and management refuses to engage”.
In a statement posted to social media, A Better Ubisoft expresses frustration over an interval video about the company’s annual employee satisfaction survey, saying it was “not only very brief but incredibly opaque, with the entire survey summarised as six talking points: three positive and three negative”, delivered with few concrete numbers or comparison points against the rest of the industry.
“We’re tired of having to repeatedly explain these seemingly obvious points to a management team who are either accidentally ignorant or simply don’t want to listen. We push on because we care about our work. We care about the people we work with, the games we make, and we desperately want to repair this company. Our goal is a fairer, better Ubisoft.”
The group once again reiterated its key demands, as well.
Our demands remain unchanged. 3/4 #EndAbuseInGaming #ABetterUbisoft pic.twitter.com/EN22qpsNU7
— A Better Ubisoft 🤍 (@ABetterUbisoft) February 14, 2022
We reached out to Ubisoft for comment, but did not receive an immediate response.