Ubisoft has issued an official statement following allegations of sexual harassment and assault levied at a number of employees. The statement, made last night, announces that the company has brought in external consultants to assist in its investigations.
Ubisoft's statement says "We want to start by apologizing to everyone affected by this – we are truly sorry. We are dedicated to creating an inclusive and safe environment for our teams, players, and communities. It is clear we have fallen short of this in the past. We must do better."
Based on the outcome of its investigations, Ubi says it is "fully committed to taking any and all appropriate disciplinary action," and is "auditing our existing policies, processes, and systems to understand where these have broken down, and to ensure we can better prevent, detect, and punish inappropriate behavior." The company says that additional measures will be in place" in the coming days."
The message comes after a suite of allegations across the industry, including those aimed at former Assassin's Creed Valhalla creative director Ashraf Ismail, who stepped down from his role on the game earlier this week after claims of ongoing infidelity.