Ubisoft suspends two names at the helm of their creative team: Tommy Francois and Maxime Beland. Moreover, the company stated there is a company-wide investigation ongoing. Consequently, we can expect further decisions in the similar vein.
Francois and Beland have lots of influence in the company, especially around the editorial team. First of all, Beland was at the lead of some Splinter Cell instalment. However, he had taken a break from his Ubisoft career to join Epic Games for a year. Consequently, Beland’s suspension was surprising following his recent return to Ubisoft. Secondly, Tommy Francois was another figure in the company that was in charge of many intellectual properties. Additionally, Francois appeared at several conferences and gaming conventions in order to discuss Ubisoft and the gaming industry. Francois appears in credits of many Ubisoft games such as Ghost Recon: Wildlands and Rainbow Six: Siege.
As Ubisoft suspends these important names, the company also announced a further internal inquiry. Moreover, the company has described this move with links to the recent wave of allegations. The company issued multiple statements about handling these allegations after Ashraf Ismail’s resignation. Ubisoft’s statement emphasised the company’s desire to uproot the issues within the company. Additionally, the company said in the future, further announcements and measures will come.