Ubisoft has responded to allegations of sexual misconduct made against several of its employees and claimed it’s launching an investigation.
A number of Ubisoft’s team members were included in a recent wave of allegations made against people in the games industry.
In a statement published on Thursday, Ubisoft apologised to those affected by the allegations and claimed it was “dedicated to creating an inclusive and safe environment for our teams, players, and communities.”
It added: “It is clear we have fallen short of this in the past. We must do better.
“We have started by launching investigations into the allegations with the support of specialized external consultants. Based on the outcomes, we are fully committed to taking any and all appropriate disciplinary action.
“As these investigations are ongoing, we can’t comment further. We are also auditing our existing policies, processes, and systems to understand where these have broken down, and to ensure we can better prevent, detect, and punish inappropriate behavior.
“We will be sharing additional measures that we are putting in place with our teams in the coming days. Our goal is to foster an environment that our employees, partners, and communities can be proud of –one that reflects our values and that is safe for everyone.”
The statement follows news that Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla creative director Ashraf Ismail had stepped down this week, following accusations of extramarital affairs.