News broke last month regarding major allegations against French studio Quantic Dream, developers of PlayStation exclusives Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls, and the forth coming Detroit: Become Human.
Three different French newspapers claimed the studio’s atmosphere was toxic, sophomoric, and completely unprofessional. Quantic Dream released an original statement soon after the news broke, and have felt the need to drop another to defend the integrity of their studio.
Thanks to the fine folks over at PSU for the translation:
Since January 14, 2018, Quantic Dream has been the subject of a veritable campaign of denigration on the part of some media, based on slanderous statements of which the reliability and origins of the sources raise questions.
We reiterate that, to date, we have not heard of any complaints of harassment and discrimination.
We confirm that two employees who lodged an appeal with the Tribunal des Prud’homes in 2017 were dismissed by a judgment [thrown out] on 19.01.2018 and that a third person in this case is in a division [still to be decided].
Several other legal actions are also underway to defend the reputation of our studio and safeguard the employees of a French SME in point [who is a leader] in its field. We are confident in the justice and wish that it can pronounce [proceed] quickly, in a calm and peaceful atmosphere.
With Detroit: Become Human releasing this Spring, Quantic Dream certainly hope all of this will soon blow over, but that doesn’t look to be the case.