Ubisoft who started a proper investigation against all individuals, accused of sexual misconduct has brought another person to resign. This time, it’ll be Maxime Beland, who will resign immediately. Beland was accused of many sexual misconduct, and Ubisoft had properly investigated him.
Previously, Beland had worked with Epic. Afterward, he re-joined Ubisoft and was made the Vice President of Editorial Team. Before all this, Beland was a massive investment for Ubisoft, as is one of the founding members of Ubisoft Toronto. Over at games, he made tons of contributions to Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Conviction and Assassin’s Creed.
Along with Beland, Tommy Francois was also part of the investigation. So far, no remarks have been put up against him. However, Ubisoft says his investigation is not fully done and the person has been told to leave temporarily. Several other employees in Toronto Studio were also terminated for “for engaging in behaviors that do not align with what is expected of Ubisoft employees,”
“We have started by launching investigations into the allegations with the support of specialized external consultants. Based on the outcomes, we are fully committed to taking any and all appropriate disciplinary action.
This investigation was primarily started after people started to criticize Ubisoft. The creative director of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Ashraf Ismail was involved in sexual relationship with a fan. The issue started with Ashraf, who told lied to his girlfriend about marriage.
Ashraf was married, while he kept lying to the fan. This caused a spark on Twitter, and Ashraf left Ubisoft due to uncertain reasons. You can more about that in our report.