Total War developer Creative Assembly has announced it is launching an investigation into “deeply concerning and serious allegations against a former CA employee.”
in one Statement posted on his Twitter account today, Creative Assembly said it is investigating the situation through a third party. In a follow-up tweet, it encouraged other former employees to share experiences via a dedicated whistleblowing email address.
— Creative Montage (@CAGames) October 25, 2022
Although Creative Assembly itself did not specify the nature of the allegations, a number of tweets over the past week have discussed in-studio bullying, harassment and abuse, either experienced firsthand or heard of, with at least one specific perpetrator naming several Persons.
Creative Assembly’s investigation is part of a much larger wave of individuals who have come forward about abusive work cultures in the industry in recent years.
Most notable has been the ongoing spate of allegations against Activision Blizzard, though companies like Team17, Bungie, Ubisoft, Funomena, Mountains, and Fullbright have faced similar reckoning and changed over the past year.
Rebekah Valentine is a news reporter for IGN. You can find her on Twitter @duckvalentine.
https://www.ign.com/articles/creative-assembly-investigating-allegations-of-abuse-within-the-studio Creative Assembly is investigating allegations of abuse at the studio