Treyarch [219 articles]” href=”https://www.videogameschronicle.com/companies/activision-blizzard/activision/treyarch/”>Treyarch has released a statement in which it says theres no room for sexism, harassment, racism, bigotry, discrimination, or bullying at the Call of Duty studio.
The StatementTreyarchs released the video this week via Treyarchs social media channels, more than a month after Dan Bunting, Treyarchs co-studio head. [4 articles]” href=”https://www.videogameschronicle.com/people/dan-bunting/”>Dan Bunting left the company following an investigation into reports that he sexually harassed a female employee.
Treyarchs states that our studio’s goal is to make great games for everyone. Treyarchs people are the reason we have the privilege of pursuing this endeavor: We are a studio made up of talented, world-class creative professionals who strive to do their best.
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Our culture has no room for sexism, harassment, racism, bigotry, discrimination, or bullying,” it continues. “As we move forward, providing a safe, diverse, inclusive working environment so that all may thrive will be our highest priority.
Treyarch has a deep passion for video game development. We love the art and magic of creating moments that matter. This is a moment that really matters, and it starts with being better.
Some social media commenters initially interpreted the message as being a disingenuous corporate statement from Treyarch’s parent company Activision Blizzard [795 articles]” href=”https://www.videogameschronicle.com/companies/activision-blizzard/”>Activision Blizzard, which is currently facing multiple regulatory investigations over alleged sexual assaults and harassment of female employees.
A Wall Street JournalNovember report claimed Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick knew of numerous sexual misconduct allegations at the company. He also personally blocked Bunting’s termination after Bunting was accused of sexual harassment in 2017.
Treyarch says that Treyarch associate producers are not. Miranda DueTreyarch women decided to create the statement and have it published, rather then being an Activision Blizzard message.
Treyarch senior game designer Joanna LeungAlso wrote: This isn’t a PR stunt. This is a sincere, heartfelt statement by the women of Treyarch. This journey will be difficult and I am proud to have been able to help improve the conditions in Treyarch.
This will be an ongoing effort and it may seem slow. But please be patient with our team. I’m confident we can make this happen as a team and with your support. We appreciate your support.
Treyarch production coordinator Avani JainTreyarch is a place where you can have a voice and feel like you can make a difference. Although this statement is long overdue, it is a start.
Although I’m disappointed by the past, I believe that we can create a better future.