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Chris Avellone pulled from Dying Light, Vampire over sexual harassment allegations

Avellone has also been pulled from Waylanders.

Chris Avellone has been removed from the Dying Light 2 development team and will not have any work contributed to Vampire The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 remain in-game as a result of recent sexual harassment allegations.

First, Techland today announced that Avellone no longer was working on Dying Light 2.

“We treat matters of sexual harassment and disrespect with utmost care, and have no tolerance for such behaviors – it applies to both our employees as well as external consultants, Chris among them,” the statement reads.

Next, Vampire publisher Paradox Interactive confirmed with Gamasutra that Avellone’s work would be stripped from Bloodlines 2.

Bloodlines 2 publisher Paradox Interactive has been in contact to explain that Avellone was only ‘briefly’ involved in the project, and that ‘none of his contributions remain in the game that Hardsuit Labs is continuing to develop,’” the outlet said in an update.

Avellone has also been pulled from party-based RP Waylanders, confirmed by lead writer Emily Grace Buck.

Avellone has been accused by multiple women who say he used his position within the industry to harass and sexually assault them, as complied by Gamasutra. Similar accusations against other industry personalities including Andrien Gbinigie, Product and Brand Marketing Manager at Ubisoft and Ashraf Ismail, the Creative Director of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, have also been made on social media.

At the same time, Twitch streamers are speaking out against the platform and its CEO, Emmett Shear, for laughing off similar accusations of sexual abuse.

 

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