Ubisoft plans to replace an in-game game Watch Dogs: Legion podcast host who has made distorting remarks in the past, Kotaku report.
Helen Lewis, a London-based journalist who works as editor for The Atlantic, hosts two episodes of the Watch Dogs podcast: Legion’s BuccanEar. However, Ubisoft has confirmed that both episodes will be replaced in an upcoming update. The studio said that Lewis’s comments did not reflect those of Legion or Ubisoft himself.
“We were aware of the controversial comments from a journalist whose voice acting appeared in two podcasts in the game in Watch Dogs: Legion,”; a Ubisoft spokesperson told Kotaku. “Neither Ubisoft nor the game reflects this journalist’s point of view.”
Ubisoft goes on to say that while in-game podcasts are rereading a pre-approved script, it is aware of how the partnership seems to give credibility to harmful opinions.
“The development team worked with an outside producer to select speaker profiles for these podcasts and was unaware of the controversy at the time of the reservation or recording. While in-game podcasts were following suit. a script that is pre-approved and not stated in its own name or with their own opinion, we understand that this collaboration itself may be considered insulting and we deeply regret any In response, we will be replacing these two podcast episodes in an upcoming update and will strengthen our background check for future partners. “
Prior to joining The Atlantic in July 2019 and as deputy editor of the New Statesman, Lewis wrote an article for the New York Times titled “A man can’t just say he’s gone. into a woman “in July 2017, lambasting the self-identity law in the UK. It is these views that have led Ubisoft to reconsider and ultimately their relationship with Lewis.
All of this happened when Ubisoft took into account its own problems with allegations of sexual misconduct and poor working conditions. In September, a month after the company announced its plan to change management amid countless accusations, CEO Yves Guillemot apologized for the workplace culture, saying “critical steps. “was done to fix the problem.
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