Quantic Dream Addresses Accusations Of Toxicity, Takes Further Legal Action

The company is doubling down on their push back against allegations and taking additional legal action to keep the studio afloat. 


A month ago, reports surfaced detailing a workplace at Quantic Dream that ran the gauntlet on toxic behavior: Sexual misconduct, racism, sexism, and more. The company denied the allegations and threatened to take legal action at the time and it looks like they're following through on this. Quantic Dream released an official statement reiterating their position and expressed that further actions are taking place to defend their reputation.

The statement above comes from the official developer Twitter account and was translated by user Animal Liberation on ResetEra, a translation that Eurogamer corroborated:

Since Jan 14th 2018, Quantic Dream has been the subject of a campaign of slander on the part of certain media outlets, based on libelous statements whose origin and veracity are in question.

We wish to once again refute the allegations made against the studio, its employees and management. We want these unfounded attacks and the resulting dissemination of totally false information to stop so that we can protect our collaborators.

We state, once again, that we have no knowledge of any complaint for "harassment and discrimination".

We confirm that two employees who filed claims with the labor court in 2017 have had their claims dismissed on January 19th 2018, and that a third judgement is currently pending.

Several other legal actions are also underway in order to defend the reputation of our studio and protect the jobs of a class-leading French small business. We trust the legal system and hope it will render a verdict quickly, in a serene and peaceful climate.

Detroit: Become Human is Quantic Dreams next game and is currently still under development. It made one of our Most Anticipated 2018 lists, but we'll have to wait and see if these allegations have stunted the process in-house and/or led to a delay of any kind.

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