Games critic Jim Sterling unearthed some interesting new details regarding allegations aimed at Heavy Rain and Indigo Prophecy developer Quantic Dream of a sexist, recist, homophobic, and overall toxic environment in the workplace.
First, a recap. According to French publication Le Monde (via Kotaku), five former employees filed a complaint in spring 2017 against the company and one employee for allegedly circulating unflattering images of other employees. 600 images were reported to be found in February 2017, which used Adobe Photoshop to edit and depict employees in degrading, homophobic, and sexist lights. Some even included Nazi imagery. One photo included studio head and game director David Cage’s head on a male stripper holding a power drill with a dildo attached to it. The photoshops were discovered by an IT manager who was the subject of a photo. The image files date back to 2013 and they were allegedly displayed in public spaces.
Le Monde reported that the former employees who filed the complaints were more interested in the overall toxic environment of Quantic Dream that lead to the creation of the images rather than the images themselves. This includes allegations of long work weeks, sexual misconduct …read more
Source:: Heavy.com – Games
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