French recreation writer Ubisoft is apologizing to followers after a video exhibiting the opening sequence for Tom Clancy’s Elite Squad confirmed pictures of a raised black fist, which critics stated was “insensitive” and appeared to attach the Black Lives Matter motion to a fictional terrorist group within the recreation.
The sport’s opening sequence reveals UMBRA, an anarchist group which the narrator explains is taking “advantage of escalating civil unrest” to “generate more chaos and weaken governments.” The black raised fist picture was related to UMBRA.
After the video was uploaded, a number of followers criticized how the imagery, together with the fist, appeared to forged the Black Lives Matter motion as a terrorist group. One Twitter consumer who’s a senior programmer at Huge Leisure, a studio owned by Ubisoft, tweeted that the video was “gross and extremely disrespectful.”
Ubisoft said in its apology that the imagery in Tom Clancy’s Elite Squad’s opening was “insensitive and harmful in both its inclusion and how it was portrayed.” The writer promised that the imagery could be eliminated within the subsequent recreation’s subsequent replace, which is September 1st for Android and “as soon as possible on iOS.”
Since June, Ubisoft has been beneath scrutiny for its toxic work culture, which allegedly spanned greater than a decade. In July, Ubisoft’s CEO introduced that the company was making several changes, which included several high-profile staff departures and tying bonuses to team leads primarily based on “their ability to create a positive and inclusive work environment.”