Several employees and former employees of Activision Blizzard and Ubisoft claimed that the two companies are still ignoring the call to rebuild their corporate culture. Pressure groups ABetterUbisoft (ABU) and ABetterActivision BlizzardKing (ABK) have been demanding that companies take further measures than dealing with systemic abuse and misconduct in the past few weeks.
These measures will destroy the corporate culture established by the two major publishers over the years. However, although ABU and ABK continue to express this appeal through demonstrations, open letters, and social media pressure, these voices are nowhere to be seen.
Earlier today, ABK explained that Activision Blizzard’s executive team did not listen to their demands. These demands include stopping the mandatory presidential clause to protect abusers and promoting diversity, equality and tolerance across the company. And disclose the amount of related compensation to ensure that employees receive fair compensation.
At the same time, ABU also recently mentioned that it has been 34 days since Ubisoft employees and former employees signed the Thousand People Open Letter, but during this time, we have not received a response to our key demands.
ABU’s appeal is for Ubisoft to stop using the method of calling back between studios to protect known abusers. They are also seeking cross-industry cooperation, hoping to get multiple companies to agree to set industry guidelines for all studios to deal with possible violations in the future, and hope to jointly explore how to implement these guidelines within Ubisoft.
Both of these pressure groups were established after Activision Blizzard and Ubisoft’s misconduct were exposed. Recently, Ubisoft and Activision Blizzard management have come forward to express their views, saying that the company is making some positive changes, but ABU and ABK disagree with this statement, saying that the employees in the organization have not seen any meaningful changes.