Quantic Dream Responds to Accusations of a Toxic Work Environment

After the news came out last month through multiple sources that former Quantic Dream employees called out their former employers for having poor working conditions and a pattern of toxic behavior, the company has finally fired back with this tweet below (which we have translated for you underneath) disputing the claims. The company, who are currently working on Detroit Become Human, refer to the entire experience as a smear campaign by media outlets and refute the claims being made, and that legal action is being taken. We'll keep you informed as to how things develop over the next few months, as this will most likely end up being a civil case rather than criminal and will take longer to go through the French courts.

Since January 14, 2018, Quantic Dream has been the subject of a veritable smear campaign by a few media outlets, based on slanderous remarks whose reliability and origin of the sources raise questions.

We categorically refute the allegations against the studio, its employees, its leaders. We hope that these unfounded attacks and the propagation of completely erroneous information resulting from it will cease in order to protect our employees.

We reiterate that, to date, we have not heard of any complaints of harassment and discrimination.

We confirm that two employees who entered the Industrial Court in 2017 were dismissed of all their claims by judgment on 19.01.2018 and that a third judgment in this case is in dispute.

Several other legal actions are also underway to defend the reputation of our studio and to save the jobs of a French SME in the forefront in its field. We are confident in justice and hope that it can be decided quickly, in a calm and peaceful atmosphere.

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