The Game Awards host and organizer Geoff Keighley has responded to criticism following remarks he made to The Washington Put up, suggesting that he doesn’t wish to use his platform to name out Activision Blizzard‘s management as a result of doing so would overshadow builders’ laborious work.
Many noticed Keighley’s feedback as him refusing to acknowledge the harrowing allegations, prompting him to take to Twitter and reassure followers that past its online game nominations, Activision Blizzard gained’t have a presence at The Sport Awards 2021 subsequent Thursday.
“There isn’t any place for abuse, harassment or predatory practices in any firm or any group,” Keighley wrote. “I additionally understand now we have a giant platform which may speed up and encourage change. We’re dedicated to that, however all of us have to work collectively to construct a greater and a extra inclusive surroundings so everybody feels protected to construct the world’s finest video games. All of us are accountable to this normal. Unbelievable video games — and the gifted builders who construct them — are who we wish to have a good time. See you on Thursday.”
Keighley notably attracted criticism as a result of The Sport Awards’ advisory board consists of two of probably the most controversial figures within the video games trade: Activision president Rob Kostich and Ubisoft’s chief government officer Yves Guillemot. Activision and Ubisoft management have constantly come beneath fireplace over the past yr for his or her inaction and mishandling of the allegations that proceed to rock each firms.
The Sport Awards 2021 will happen on December ninth.