Topic-icon Former Ubisoft Dev Blames “Toxic Gamers” For Industry’s Bad Practices

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Kazara created the topic: Former Ubisoft Dev Blames “Toxic Gamers” For Industry’s Bad Practices

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A former developer at Ubisoft and current developer at Capybara Games, Charles Randall, decided to blame “toxic gamers” for developers not being more open and talkative about game development. He went on a Twitter rant about how gamers are the reason we can’t talk about game development.

In his rant Randall states…

“… gamer culture is so toxic that being candid in public is dangerous. […]

“Any dev who talks candidly about the difficulty of something like that just triggers a wave of people questioning their entire resumé.

“Questioning” here being an absurd euphemism for “becoming a target of an entire faction of gamers for harassment or worse.” … while I’d talk candidly about certain big topics right now — I know doing so would lead to another wave of assholes throwing shit at me. (And of course I face almost nothing compared to women/PoC/lgtbq+ folk)

“But here’s the rub: all the stuff you ever wanted to know about game development would be out there if not for the toxic gaming community. We *love* to talk about development, the challenges we face, the problems we solve, the shortcuts we take. But it’s almost never worth it.”

So “toxic gamers” were the reason Ubisoft couldn’t candidly talk to the community beforehand about Assassin’s Creed: Unity launching unfinished, bug-ridden, and broken? How does that even work?

And the Deep State whispered to Trump “You can’t withstand the storm”, to which Trump replied
“I am the storm”

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