Ubisoft employees, including two executives, have been placed on administrative leave. The company is conducting a corporate investigation following allegations of professional misconduct.
Tommy Francois and Maxime Beland are the two employees that serve as vice presidents in a division overseeing worldwide development of the company’s games. Both men face numerous allegations that surfaced after multiple accusers came forward on Twitter.
In the last week, the video game industry has faced a # metoo reckoning with an outpouring of stories on social media. Many in the twitch and YouTube creator spaces, as well as employees of large game developers and publishers, have come forward online about abuse, sexual harassment, and other misconduct.