Earlier this month, amid various sexual abuse and misconduct allegations, Ubisoft’s CEO Yves Guillemot issued a written statement announcing that change will be coming to the video game developer and publisher regarding its work culture and environment. Just a few days later, a number of executives departed from the company, either through resignations or being terminated, but now it seems that wasn’t the end of it.
According to new reports from video game journalist Jason Schrier, another handful of executives have now left Ubisoft as well, including the company’s Chief Creative Officer Serge Hascoët, who was a massive force behind all of the company’s games. Ubisoft has since issued a statement explaining the situation:
“Serge Hascoët has chosen to resign from his position as Chief Creative Officer, effective immediately. This role will be taken by Yves Guillemot, CEO and Co-Founder of Ubisoft, in the interim. During this time, Mr. Guillemot will personally oversee a complete overhaul of the way in which the creative teams collaborate.
Yannis Mallat, Managing Director of Ubisoft’s Canadian studios, will be stepping down from his role and will leave the Company, effective immediately. The recent allegations that have come to light in Canada against multiple employees make it impossible for him to continue in this position.
Additionally, Ubisoft will be appointing a new Global Head of HR to replace Cécile Cornet, who has decided to step down from this role, as she believes it is in the best interest of the Company’s unity. A search for her replacement will begin immediately, led by an industry-leading recruiting firm. In parallel, the Company is restructuring and strengthening its HR function in order to adapt it to the new challenges of the video game industry.”
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