Bungie plans on doing better for its employees, its CEO Pete Parsons says.
The CEO of game developer Bungie published an apology to employees Friday following a report earlier in the day by IGN alleging a toxic work environment. The report was based on interviews with more than two dozen former or current employees.
The 26 people interviewed by IGN provided accounts of alleged abuse by senior-level managers, sexual discrimination, as well as intense periods of game development referred to as crunch. Most of these claims were from years ago, and many of those responsible for the bad behavior have since been let go, said Bungie CEO Pete Parsons. The company has made strides in recent years to improve, but there’s still more to do, he added. Bungie is the developer behind the Destiny series and the early Halo game.