The investigation by Singapore’s employment watchdog has ended.
Ubisoft Singapore has announced that its fair employment watchdog, the Tripartite Coalition for Progressive and Fair Employment Practices, has concluded its investigation into allegations of unfair pay and harassment. sex. It found that the studio handled internal allegations of workplace misconduct appropriately, and that the pay disparity was evidenced by performance, seniority and experience.
In August 2021, TAFEP started investigating Ubisoft Singapore following allegations of pay disparities based on race as well as bullying by managers. The investigation concluded that the studio had a structure in place to handle reports of misconduct and that past reports were handled properly.
In November 2020, The studio’s CEO, Hugues Ricour, has been fired after a management review conducted by external partners. In 2020, three Ubisoft executives resign amid investigations into alleged sexual harassment at the company.
Ubisoft Singapore has hired a third-party company to review the company’s salary. These findings were shared with TAFEP, which conducted additional checks and concluded that the studio had “reasonable reason” for any pay disparity.
Ubisoft Singapore’s big project is Skull, a spiritual successor to Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag. Development of the game has been difficult, with reports raising questions like “Do you play as a pirate or do you play as a boat?” under consideration as management tries to tackle the kind of game being made. Agreement with Singapore government meaning the studio couldn’t simply cut a loss on the game that had already cost $120 million.
Apparently, it’s been in development hell for eight years, leaving some here at TheGamer wondering Why is the Black Flag direct sequel not made instead? and if Skull & Bones even had a place in today’s gaming scene?
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