Ubisoft Entertainment SA, one of the world’s largest video-game
publishers, placed two executives and several other employees on administrative
leave as part of a corporate investigation into misconduct allegations made
public over the last week, according to people familiar with the situation.
The two high-ranking employees under scrutiny are Tommy François and Maxime
Béland, both vice presidents in the group overseeing development of Ubisoft’s
games worldwide, said the people, who asked not to be identified discussing
personnel issues. Each man faced at least three claims of misconduct among a
flurry of Twitter posts from named and anonymous accusers.
Neither François nor Béland responded to requests for comment. Stephanie
Magnier, a spokeswoman for Ubisoft, wrote in an email: “These are under
investigation, so we are not commenting further at this time.”