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Ubisoft Scandal: Two Senior Executives Left The Company!

During the weekend, Ubisoft has effectively imploded…

Yesterday, we already discussed Liberation’s investigation around the French company. We named several people who got accused of causing a toxic working environment. Now, two out of the three people are dropping out of Ubisoft altogether. We will name the trio: Serge Hascoët, Yannis Mallat, and Cecile Cornet. Hascoët was effectively Ubisoft’s #2 leader, and Cornet led the company’s HR (human resources) department. Who is Yannis Mallat? In the 2000s, he was the producer of the Prince of Persia series before he got promoted, so he also had a bigger role at the company.

In a statement sent to GameSpot, Ubisoft said that Hascoët, Mallat, and Cornet have left their positions, adding that Hascoët has „chosen to resign from his position as a chief creative officer, effective immediately.” His post is temporarily taken over by Yves Guillemot, the CEO of Ubisoft, who will now directly greenlight game development projects.

Mallat is also stepping down immediately. He was the managing director of Ubisoft’s Canadian studios, and he left the company. „The recent allegations that have come to light in Canada against multiple employees make it impossible for him to continue in this position,” the statement reads. (He was also accused of enabling a culture of abuse that resulted in a toxic working environment.) Cornet, however, seems to stay at Ubisoft. She „decided to step down from this role, as she believes it is in the best interest of the company’s unity.”

And we still don’t see how this story will end. If it wasn’t for Liberation, Hascoët and Mallat would still be working there to this day. And the funny thing is, it blew up in the days leading up to Ubisoft Forward! If that’s not all, how about the fact that Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla’s release date, as well as Far Cry 6’s CGI trailer AND release date, got leaked? We mentioned both in the news today.

After this, nothing would surprise us coming from Ubisoft.

Source: GameSpot

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