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Ubisoft fires editorial vice president Tommy Francois who is accused of sexual harassment

Assassin's Creed Odyssey combat
Assassin's Creed Odyssey combat (Image credit: Ubisoft)

What you need to know

  • Several Ubisoft executives have been accused of abusive behavior, including sexual impropriety.
  • According to BusinessInsider, Ubisoft Editorial Vice President Tommy Francois has been fired.
  • This follows the departure of Chief Creative Officer Serge Hascoët in July.

The departures of key Ubisoft executives over the last few weeks is continuing. Today, a report from Business Insider revealed that Ubisoft has fired Editorial Vice President Tommy Francois. Francois was one of the figures at Ubisoft previously accused of sexual misconduct in a Business Insider investigation.

Ubisoft confirmed to Business Insider that Francois has been fired. This follows the departures of Chief Creative Officer Serge Hascoët and multiple others. Hascoët reportedly canceled a fantasy title revolving around Arthurian mythology that was being lead by Dragon Age veteran Mike Laidlaw.

Ubisoft is continuing to reportedly overhaul its internal structures, including bringing in third-party companies to allow for abuse and misconduct reports.

During Ubisoft's Q1 earnings for financial year 2021, the company addressed questions of diversity in its games by listing off characters from titles like Assassin's Creed and Beyond Good & Evil.

Samuel Tolbert is a freelance writer covering gaming news, previews, reviews, interviews and different aspects of the gaming industry, specifically focusing on Xbox and PC gaming on Windows Central. You can find him on Twitter @SamuelTolbert.