In a press release to The Guardian, a Rocksteady Studios spokesperson acknowledged that they’d acquired the letter in 2018 and commented additional concerning the corporate’s actions in response to it.
“In 2018 we acquired a letter from a few of our feminine workers expressing issues they’d at the moment, and we instantly took agency measures to deal with the issues that have been raised,” reads a bit of the assertion. “Over the following two years, we’ve got rigorously listened to and discovered from our workers, working to make sure each particular person on the workforce feels supported. In 2020 we’re extra passionate than ever to proceed to develop our inclusive tradition, and we’re decided to face up for all of our workers.”
The Guardian additionally discovered that after reaching out to Rocksteady Studios for remark, administration referred to as an all-staff assembly by which the letter was reportedly mentioned brazenly among the many workers for the primary time…two years after it was despatched. The report signifies that “new initiatives have been promised” throughout that assembly.
The Rocksteady worker (who could or could not nonetheless work on the firm) additionally informed The Guardian that they felt the corporate “doesn’t have one of the best status for representing ladies” and mentioned that “you could possibly see the shock on their face once you mentioned that’s not how ladies gown” when designers have been approached concerning the appears of characters like Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy. Additionally they famous that the latest harassment claims which have rocked Ubisoft have been a part of their inspiration for going public with the letter and Rocksteady’s relative lack of response concerning it.