Sunday, May 22nd, 2022

Treyarch states that the culture has “no room” for sexism, racism and bullying.

Call of Duty: Vanguard Studio Treyarch receives months of reports of toxic culture across Activision-Blizzard, which has “no room for sexist, racist, and bullying.” I issued a statement. The complete statement is:

Our goal as a studio is to create great games that the world can enjoy. Thanks to the people of Treyarch, it is now possible to have the privilege of pursuing effort. We are a studio of smart, talented and world-class creative professionals who pursue the best performance. There is no room for sexism, harassment, racism, prejudice, discrimination or bullying in our culture. As we move forward, providing a safe, diverse and comprehensive working environment is our number one priority so that everything can prosper. Everyone in Treyarch is attracted to game development. Because we have a deep love for the artistry of video games and the magic that can create important moments. This is an important moment and it starts with getting better.

The statement came months after the first proceedings filed by the State of California over allegations that Activision-Blizzard had a sexually harassed “boy culture.” Since then, there have been dozens of reports of toxic and sexist cultures, including allegations that former Treyarch studio head Dan Bunting sexually harassed female employees in 2017. He then left the studio.

Activision Blizzard Proceedings Timeline: The Story So far