Critics made Ubisoft to Remove Image of Raised Black Fist from Tom Clancy’s Elite Squad

Ubisoft Entertainment is a French computer and videogame developer and publisher with headquarters in Montreuil-sous-Bois, France. It was founded in 1986 by five brothers, of which Yves Guillemot serves as chairman and CEO. The company consists of 26 studios spread across 18 countries.

Tom Clancy’s Elite Squad is a new free-to-play mobile role-playing game from Owlient, a Ubisoft Studio. For the very first time in the Tom Clancy’s video game franchise, you will be able to assemble heroes and villains from Rainbow Six, Ghost Recon, The Division, and Splinter Cell. You will train and equip your specialists to unleash their full potential on the battlefield.

Ubisoft, a French game publisher apologizes to fans after showing raised black fist from the opening sequence of tom clancy’s squad. Critics say that this is “insensitive” towards black people and appeared to connect the Black Lives Matter movement to a fictional terrorist organization in the game.

The game’s opening sequence shows a black fist raised in a riot that was connected to UMBRA an anarchist group which the narrator explains is taking “advantage of escalating civil unrest” to “generate more chaos and weaken governments.”  And a black fist raised connected with UMBRA.

After the video is uploaded, several fans criticized it for the for that particular scene, as it appeared that black people are somehow connected to the terrorist organization, a senior programmer at massive entertainment, a studio owned by Ubisoft tweeted that the video was “gross and extremely disrespectful.”

In Ubisoft’s apology, they say that in opening imagery in Tom Clancy’s Elite Squad was “harmful and insensitive in both its inclusion and how it was portrayed.” Ubisoft promises the fans that they will remove the insensitive imagery in their next update which is September 1st from android and as soon as possible for iOS.

Since June, Ubisoft put under a critical observation for there working environment, as toxic work culture was allegedly spanned for more than a decade. After all this Ubisoft CEO made some announcement that the company will be making several changes, the announcement regarding the departure of several high profiles staff members, and tying the positive team leads bonuses based on their positive and inclusive work environment.

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