Developers within Ubisoft Quebec have reportedly requested not to work on Assassin’s Creed Codename Red due to the abuse allegations levelled at project lead Jonathan Dumont.
A worker from the A Better Ubisoft initiative has told TheGamer that some developers at Ubisoft Quebec have asked not to work on Assassin’s Creed Project Red because of Dumont. Dumont was accused of harassment in 2020, allegedly verbally abusing and making sexual advances toward his colleagues, particularly women and new starters.
Dumont has been the reason [for] multiple of my colleagues leaving. Be it because of sexual advances, belittlement, fear of him, or having seen his behaviour when in a bad mood. His outbursts have created a climate of fear known for years in the studio and failed to be acted on for a long time.
These latest reports suggest that the working environment at Ubisoft Quebec is still far from ideal, with claims of abuse and mistreatment still being levelled at senior staff members.
Ubisoft has yet to comment on these latest allegations. However, the company has said that it is “committed to creating a safe and inclusive workplace environment” and is “taking appropriate measures” to address the issues raised by employees.