Splinter Cell creative director Maxime Béland resigns from Ubisoft after misconduct allegations

Ubisoft pledges to continue to investigate the allegations made against him.

Maxime Béland has resigned from his post at Ubisoft.

In a statement issued to our sister site VGC, Ubisoft confirmed Béland had left his position "effective immediately" but added it would continue to investigate the allegations made against him.

Béland was suspended last week as the publisher/developer reportedly put two senior executives and "several other employees" on leave as it began investigating claims of misconduct after multiple allegations of sexual assault and harassment have been made against a number of Ubisoft employees, including Tommy Francois, Maxime Béland, and Andrien "Escoblades" Gbinigie.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla creative director Ashraf Ismail also recently stepped down after allegations surrounding his personal life were posted on Twitter.

In a public statement, Ubisoft said it was "truly sorry" and confirmed it has "started by launching investigations into the allegations with the support of specialised external consultants" and yesterday, we reported that Ubisoft boss Yves Guillemot had detailed a set of changes to its internal processes and top editorial board.

"We have significant work to do to improve the ways in which we operate and collaborate, and I am personally committed to ensuring we make these fundamental changes. They need to be profound, and we need to implement them quickly at all levels of the organisation," Guillemot said.

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