Quantic Dream responds to sexual assault claims

Company “not aware” of any such cases, urges any victims to come forward

Quantic Dream has responded to an investigation into alleged sexual harassment and assault claims being conducted by Game Workers Unite and the French union Solidaires Informatique, claiming it’s unaware of any such cases.

In a statement this week, Game Workers Unite said: “We have been informed of acts of sexual harassment and sexual assault committed against women who work and have worked in the company.

“These offenses are extremely serious and are punishable by law, however they seem to be repeated with impunity for several years because of a strong omerta, this must stop.

“The union guarantees total confidentiality and legal assistance, if necessary,” it added, providing readers with an email address they could use to contact Solidaires Informatique.

Responding to the allegations on Twitter, Quantic Dream said it was unaware of any such incidents and urged any victims to contact the relevant authorities.

In January 2018, multiple reports accused studio heads David Cage and Guillaume de Fondaumière of inappropriate behaviour and fostering a toxic working culture at the studio, allegations which the pair denied.

In July 2018, Eurogamer reported that Quantic Dream had lost a court case against a former employee who quit their job after offensive photoshopped images of staff were circulated at the Heavy Rain and Detroit: Become Human studio.