“At Sledgehammer we guarantee that any type of harassment goes against what we believe.”
At the start of the Call of Duty Vanguard presentation, Aaron Halon, the main responsible for Sledgehammer Games, wanted to send a message to refer to one of the most controversial issues in recent times: the harassment scandals within Activision.
“At Sledgehammer and within the different studios that work on the Call of Duty saga, we guarantee that any type of harassment goes against what we believe,” Halon commented at the beginning of the release of the war action video game set in the Second World War. “Everyone here, regardless of the role or title within the company or their gender or race, we hold ourselves by values that are firmly related to the respect and equality“.
We want everyone to feel safe, respected and welcomeAaron Halon“As a team, and as responsible for them, I am totally committed to making everyone feel safe, respected and welcome in this work environment “, the executive wanted to make clear about a controversy that has had really unpleasant episodes when the most rugged details of the toxic environment that reigned in Activision Blizzard. “We are all human, and we are here to help each other … in good times as well as bad.”
“I speak of the main values of who we are and who we want to be,” he added, before referring in very positive words to the work of his human group. “The various teams that have made Call of Duty Vanguard have been waiting for this moment for a long time, and they have done a fantastic job that we can’t wait to share with you and the fans.”
The director’s words are a reflection of a study that seeks opt out of Activision Blizzard In the face of the latest controversies, something that has been reflected in the presentation trailer of his game. Many fans have noticed that the video replaces the classic “Activision Presents” from each recent installment with a “Call of Duty Presents.” And the end of the video omits the Activision logo entirely, but it does show the logos of the studios involved. Possibly to try that the controversy does not splash to his game.
Remember that the Sledgehammer Games war video game has just been presented recently, and that you can consult all the information about Call of Duty Vanguard from the pages of 3DGames since we have already had a chance to see it.
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