Quantic Dream Release New Statement Regarding Allegations

Quantic Dream Release New Statement Regarding Allegations

After receiving some unwanted attention over the past month after allegations of a sexist and toxic working environment, Quantic Dream has released a new statement.

In a post on Twitter (that has been translated), the developer denied these claims, calling the media who reported on the allegations as ‘slanderous’. You can read the full statement below:

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.

So far, the accusations have been made of David Cage himself, his co-CEO Guillaume de Fondaumière as well as other studio heads.

The reports that were circulated by various media outlets say that there were sexist, racist and homophobic images passed around the workplace made with Photoshop, with one reportedly depicting employees in Nazi uniforms. It was further claimed that David Cage would often make racist jokes, which he has denied.

While these types of accusations would never be considered a good thing, the timing couldn’t have been worse for Cage and Quantic Dream, with their new game Detroit Become Human expected to release in the first half of the year.