Ubisoft's Chief Creative Officer Serge Hascoët Resigns Following Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Along with more executives.

By
Gaming
14,509 Hypes 7 Comments

Earlier this month, amid various sexual abuse and misconduct allegations, Ubisoft’s CEO Yves Guillemot issued a written statement announcing that change will be coming to the video game developer and publisher regarding its work culture and environment. Just a few days later, a number of executives departed from the company, either through resignations or being terminated, but now it seems that wasn’t the end of it.

According to new reports from video game journalist Jason Schrier, another handful of executives have now left Ubisoft as well, including the company’s Chief Creative Officer Serge Hascoët, who was a massive force behind all of the company’s games. Ubisoft has since issued a statement explaining the situation:

“Serge Hascoët has chosen to resign from his position as Chief Creative Officer, effective immediately. This role will be taken by Yves Guillemot, CEO and Co-Founder of Ubisoft, in the interim. During this time, Mr. Guillemot will personally oversee a complete overhaul of the way in which the creative teams collaborate.

Yannis Mallat, Managing Director of Ubisoft’s Canadian studios, will be stepping down from his role and will leave the Company, effective immediately. The recent allegations that have come to light in Canada against multiple employees make it impossible for him to continue in this position.

Additionally, Ubisoft will be appointing a new Global Head of HR to replace Cécile Cornet, who has decided to step down from this role, as she believes it is in the best interest of the Company’s unity. A search for her replacement will begin immediately, led by an industry-leading recruiting firm. In parallel, the Company is restructuring and strengthening its HR function in order to adapt it to the new challenges of the video game industry.”

Stay tuned as the story develops.

In other gaming-related news, a rare Super Mario Bros. game sold for $114,000 USD.

Read Full Article
Source
Comic Book

Join Our Discussions on Discord

The HYPEBEAST Discord Server is a community where conversations on cultural topics can be taken further.

100 Users Online

What to Read Next

Audemars Piguet Brings Smoked Lacquered Dials to Its Code 11.59
Fashion

Audemars Piguet Brings Smoked Lacquered Dials to Its Code 11.59

Adding 10 new options to the collection.

Brooks Brothers Secures $80 Million USD Interest-Free Loan (UPDATE)
Fashion 

Brooks Brothers Secures $80 Million USD Interest-Free Loan (UPDATE)

Ahead of a court-supervised auction.

Best New Tracks: Kid Cudi, James Blake, SahBabii, Juice WRLD & More
Music 

Best New Tracks: Kid Cudi, James Blake, SahBabii, Juice WRLD & More

High-profile collaborations, a powerful posthumous album and more in this week’s rundown.


UFC Details the Creation of "Fight Island" in New Documentary
Sports

UFC Details the Creation of "Fight Island" in New Documentary

Previewing the 10-mile coronavirus “safe zone” on Yas Island.

Dominic Fike Shares New Music Video "Politics & Violence"
Music

Dominic Fike Shares New Music Video "Politics & Violence"

His debut album ‘What Could Possibly Go Wrong’ drops July 31.

Photographer Will Nichols Draws Parallels Between "Palm Trees & Basketball" in New Collection
Arts

Photographer Will Nichols Draws Parallels Between "Palm Trees & Basketball" in New Collection

Sunset gradients and glass backboards.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. In adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.

Help Support Us

We need ads to keep the lights on and to continue providing free news to our readers. We’d appreciate your support by whitelisting HYPEBEAST on your ad blocker. That way you can keep reading all the great stories for free.

If you have already whitelisted us, simply refresh this page. To find out how to whitelist us, click the button below.

Back

Add Us to Whitelist

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads. Most ad blockers have similar whitelisting steps and settings. If you need assistance, please contact us.

Adblock Plus

  1. Click on the red ABP icon in the upper right corner of your browser.
  2. Click “Enabled on this site” to disable ad blocking for the current site. In Firefox click “disable on HYPEBEAST”.
  3. Refresh the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.

Adblock

  1. Click the AdBlock hand icon.
  2. Click “Don’t run on pages on this domain”.
  3. A new “Don’t run AdBlock on…” dialog may be displayed in the middle of the screen.
  4. Move the “Site” slider to the right. After that, click “Exclude”.
  5. Refresh the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.

uBlock

  1. Click the uBlock icon.
  2. Click the large blue “power” button in the menu that appears to whitelist the current website.
  3. Reload the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.

Firefox Browser

Firefox Tracking Protection may activate our whitelist notice, which can be disabled temporarily for a browsing session by clicking the shield icon in the URL bar and following the instructions.

Disconnect

  1. Click the Disconnect icon.
  2. Click “Whitelist site”.
  3. Refresh the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.