Ubisoft appoints a new CCO in between the ongoing reports of workplace abuse. There also have been multiple reports about Ubisoft in particular. Ubisoft has been facing an ongoing reckoning about its treatment of employees, which began last year when allegations of workplace abuse led to the departure of several senior executives. Since then, many internal surveys have revealed that most staff had experienced or witnessed workplace misconduct. While Ubisoft did say that it wasn’t anything serious while addressing the issue, there were still many people who didn’t believe this.
Now, the company has announced that Igor Manceau is being appointed as its new chief creative officer. As for what his role would be, Ubisoft says that he would directly report to the CEO and co-founder, Yves Guillemot. While many people may not be aware that Serge Hascoët, left last July who was Ubisoft’s previous chief creative officer.
He has even worked as the creative director on Riders Republic, one of the most recent Ubisoft games that would soon be launching. Ubisoft says that he worked closely with stakeholders in all the company’s studios to include diverse perspectives and sensibilities that will feed the creative spirit of the group.
A press statement about the same reads, “Manceau’s track record of guiding creative direction for diverse game types, his capacity to devise concepts that appeal to social players and new audiences, and his consummate team leadership and collaboration [are] qualities that will help him succeed in this position.”