A tweet from Insomniac Games
says the developer is taking "numerous steps" to address allegations of sexual harassment at the studio: "We were aware of the allegations made in a former employee's tweets today and had taken numerous steps to address them. For legal and privacy reasons we will not respond to individual allegations about specific former employees." There's alsoa report on Eurogamer.net
saying Ashraf Ismail has stepped down from his position at Ubisoft after serving as creative director of Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag
, Assassin's Creed Origins
, and the upcoming Assassin's Creed Valhalla
. They note he "was accused of cheating on his wife and lying about his marital status," They quote a few tweets from him including an apology and word he was leaving "to properly deal with the personal issues in my life," but his Twitter account
has since been deleted. They also have a statement about this from Ubisoft, who say: "Ashraf Ismail is stepping down from the project to take a leave of absence. The development team is committed to delivering a great game in Assassin's Creed Valhalla." Ubisoft also says they are investigating allegations of sexual assault and harassment against other employees:
We are deeply concerned by these accusations. We take any allegations of abuse or harassment very seriously and we are looking very closely into the allegations to determine next steps.