A year ago, the A Better Ubisoft staff published an open letter demanding more substantial action from Ubisoft management to address alleged abuses at the publisher and its many studios. Today, A Better Ubisoft provided an update saying that none of their requirements have been met and they have reiterated what they want.
A Better Ubisoft was created after several current and former Ubisoft employees alleged abuse, including against senior publisher employees. At the time, Ubisoft committed to making “fundamental changes,” but in an open letter last year to A Better, Ubisoft said those changes weren’t enough.
“It’s been a year since we signed our open letter to Ubisoft management calling for FAR to take more action to combat abuse and outlining our four key demands,” A Better Ubisoft’s Twitter update read today. “None of our demands were met.”
They repeated these four demands in another tweet under this thread:
They demand that Ubisoft “stop promoting and moving known violators from studio to studio, from team to team without any consequences,” and that the company has the opportunity to express its opinion on how to move forward, establish cross-industry cooperation to review violations and involve non-management employees and trade union representatives in this process.
Last year’s open letter was signed by 1,000 current and former Ubisoft employees. A Better Ubisoft claims that of those who were current employees at the time the letter was signed, 25% have already left the company.
Following the publication of an open letter last year, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot responded to it with an email saying “significant progress has been made over the past year” and acknowledging that “not everyone is confident in the processes put in place to handle reports of misconduct. “. A year has passed, and confidence, it seems, has not increased.