In a statement released on Twitter, Call of Duty developer Treyarch responded to the ongoing issues happening at parent company Activision.
Here is the statement in full:
Our goal as a studio is to make awesome games for the world to enjoy. Having the privilege to pursue that endeavor is made possible because of Treyarch’s people.
We are a studio comprised of smart, talented, world-class creative professionals who seek to perform at our best. Our culture has no room for sexism, harassment, racism, bigotry, discrimination, or bullying.
As we move forward, providing a safe, diverse, inclusive working environment so that all may thrive will be our biggest priority.
Everyone at Treyarch is drawn to game development because we possess a deep love for the artistry of video games and the magic that can create moments that matter. This is a moment that matters and it starts by being better.
This is Treyarch’s first statement on the matter. Several reports over the last month alleged various incidences of abuse and sexual harassment at Activision.
Activision CEO Bobby Kotick himself reportedly harassed and mistreated employees. Also, he reportedly knew about harassment allegations and chose not to address them.
Employees called for Kotick’s resignation as a result of the allegations. However, the board of directors said it will keep Kotick as Activision CEO.
As for Treyarch, the company did not specify what “being better” will look like. Treyarch was the lead developer for several Call of Duty: Black Ops titles and worked on the Zombies mode for Call of Duty: Vanguard.
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