There have been some allegations in the past regarding the work environment at Ubisoft and Activision Blizzard. Based on that various gaming media websites and outlets have decided not to cover any content from them at the moment.
Kotaku’s blockbuster reports last week had uncovered a story regarding Ubisoft Singapore that included a various instances of harassment. Reports have had been coming since last week that there was a lot of misconduct going on at the work places for employees for the publisher. Ubisoft employees still feel that the company has let them down in not doing enough for their rights and changing the inside culture and behavior.
Bloomberg has reported about a lawsuit filed by the state of California against Activision Blizzard. Where is claims there is a “Frat Boy” culture at the at the workplaces for the mega publisher where a number of sexual assault and harassment cases have surfaced. In some instances even leading to death.
Pirma Games one of the leading producer of guides and walkthroughs for many games decided to suspend the coverage plans for any of the games that were being published by Ubisoft or Activision Blizzard.
On Friday, Prima Games, best known for producing comprehensive strategy guides and walkthroughs for games big and small, indefinitely suspended coverage of games published by Ubisoft or Activision Blizzard.
“What this means is that all past coverage of properties from these companies published to the site prior to this statement being made, including our guides, will remain, but no new coverage will be written until these companies do more to enact meaningful change,” the site’s editorial staff wrote in a statement. (Source: https://kotaku.com/some-gaming-websites-youtube-channels-halt-coverage-of-1847362179)
Activision Blizzard and Ubisoft need to come up with a strategy to change this scenario and really work towards the social health and nourishment of their employees if they want to make their workplace environment better and save their image.