Call of Duty: Vanguard studio Treyarch issued a statement saying their culture has “no place” for sexist, racist and bullying behavior after months of reporting of toxic culture spreading across Activision -Blizzard Business Stretches. The full explanation follows below:
Our goal as a studio is to make great games that the world can enjoy. The privilege of pursuing this endeavor is made possible by the people at Treyarch: we are a studio made up of intelligent, talented and top notch creative professionals who try to do our best. Our culture has no place for sexism, harassment, racism, bigotry, discrimination, or bullying. As we move forward, providing a safe, diverse, and inclusive work environment so that everyone can thrive will be our top priority. Everyone at Treyarch is drawn to game development because we have a deep love for the art of video games and the magic that can create important moments. This is a moment that matters and it’s starting to get better.
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– Treyarch Studios (@Treyarch) December 21, 2021
The statement comes months after the state of California filed its first lawsuit over allegations that Activision-Blizzard had a “frat boy culture” of sexual harassment. Since then, dozens of reports of a toxic, sexist culture have surfaced, including allegations that former Treyarch studio manager Dan Bunting sexually molested an employee in 2017. He has since left the studio.
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