A Kotaku report released yesterday revealed some of Treyarch’s internal problems, with crunch time charges during the development of Call of Duty Black Ops 4 and other ethical and moral issues related to the period in which the studio worked on the game.
Activision has not commented on the specific case, merely stating that ” the company is continuously working to improve the working conditions of its studies “, Kotaku has now published an email sent by Treyarch’s managers (Dan Bunting and Mark Gordon) to all employees, including quality control managers, who were the first to complain about their working conditions.
“At Treyarch, we take the well-being of every single worker seriously. We have a new vision of the study, a vision that includes significant improvements regarding the relationship between work and quality of life. We want to achieve this through new planning processes, leaner production and reduced decision-making times. Reaching the goal will require a lot of work and a lot of effort, and above all clarity in communications. Do not hesitate to talk to your manager if something is wrong, do not feel that you cannot speak openly or that the only solution is to bring your concerns to the public. These situations could be avoided simply with a sincere and honest dialogue between employees and managers, and if this does not give the expected results,“
Jason Schreier of Kotaku published the message in full but failed to contact the studio managers for an interview.