The company has been sued for alleged harassment, abuse and discrimination against its employees.
Activision Blizzard has been surrounded by criticism in the last week after the state of California sued the company for alleged harassment, abuse and discrimination against its employees, with numerous cases picked up after an investigation of more than two years. And with Blizzard employees in open revolt, who have called a strike for this Wednesday, the team of World of warcraft has wanted to put its grain of sand in this fight to create a safe and equal work environment.
We promise to take the necessary actionsThe WoW TeamHow? Then removing certain inappropriate content of World of Warcraft in the next game updates. This is confirmed by its developers in an official statement: “These last few days have been a time of reflection for the team, used in conversations and in meditation, full of sadness, suffering and anger, but also hope and determination “, begins his statement.
“While we pay attention to the brave women who have stepped forward and shared their experiences, we are committed to taking the necessary actions to ensure that we offer an inclusive, open and safe environment for both our team and our players in Azeroth. “
“Those of us in the board of directors know that it is not our task to judge when we have met our objectives, but rather they are our team and the community who let us know when we have even more to do, “continues the World of Warcraft team.” While internally we fall back on our team to protect marginalized groups and hold those who threaten them accountable for their actions, too we want to take immediate action in Azeroth to remove references that are not appropriate for our world. This work is underway, and you are going to see several of these changes in both Shadowlands and WoW Classic in the coming days. “
We have to earn your trust with our actionsThe WoW TeamThose responsible for World of Warcraft They do not specify the elements that they are going to withdraw, although it is certain that we will meet them in the next updates of the MMO. “We know that to regain your trust, we have to earn it with our actions in the weeks and months to come. But we move forward with the knowledge that we share the same vision as our community about creating a place where people of all genders, ethnicities, sexual orientations and histories can grow up and call it ‘home’ with pride. “
The removal of inappropriate in-game content is but one of 5 immediate steps announced today by Activision Blizzard to improve as a company and change a work culture which, according to the accusations, is harmful to your employees. For now, the strike call at Blizzard still stands, and the workers’ open letter against the company continues to garner signatures, with more than 2,500 employees and former employees supporting it.
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