A 2 year investigation has led to a major lawsuit filed against one of largest video game developers in the world for their predatory work place culture. With such toxic behaviour too common in the game development world, it's about time these guilty firms become accountable.
Activision Blizzard, the studio behind the largest gaming franchises such as Call of Duty, has been mired in controversy.
The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing has formally accused Activision Blizzard of discriminating against female employees and fostering a "frat boy" culture.
Update (07/23/2021): Activision Blizzard has released an official statement denying the allegations.
Worldwide, only 24% of video game developers are women as of 2019.
It's not just Activision Blizzard that have been under fire from the law.
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