A few weeks ago, Quantic Dream, the studio responsible for one of the exclusive titles of PS4, Detroit: Become Human, was signaled by some French media for alleged attitudes and actions of a racist and se*ist nature in the workplace. After a few days passed and the controversy continued, the studio issued a new statement about the situation.
Yesterday, Quantic Dream presented a new statement on its official Twitter account related to the statements received weeks ago. In that sense, the studio considered that there is a smear campaign against it and the accusations come from unverified sources:
“Since January 14, 2018, Quantic Dream has been the subject of a veritable smear campaign by a few media outlets, based on slanderous remarks whose reliability and origin of the sources raise questions. We categorically refute the allegations against the studio, its employees, its leaders. We hope that these unfounded attacks and the propagation of completely erroneous information resulting from it will cease in order to protect our employees. We reiterate that, to date, we have not heard of any complaints of harassment and discrimination.”
So far, Quantic Dream addressed the part of the statement that refers to the rejection of the allegations, and then report on a situation that could give an unexpected turn to the accusations and that obeys a legal issue:
“We confirm that two employees who entered the Industrial Court in 2017 were dismissed of all their claims by judgment on 19.01.2018 and that a third judgment in this case is in dispute. Several other legal actions are also underway to defend the reputation of our studio and to save the jobs of a French SME in the forefront in its field. We are confident in justice and hope that it can be decided quickly, in a calm and peaceful atmosphere.”
Detroit: Become Human is in development for PS4 and its arrival is expected for this year.