Over 1300 developers, publishers and critics sign open letter condemning "hateful, harassing speech"
One of the saddest things about the last few, hugely depressing weeks is the silence from a lot of high-profile game developers and publishers on the matter—that's why it was notable when figures including Tim Schafer, Joss Whedon and Naughty Dog's Neil Druckmann stood up in support of critic Anita Sarkeesian and the importance of self-examination, and against hateful campaigns of online harassment. Saints Row 4 developer Steve Jaros is one of the few devs to publicly support Sarkeesian and acknowledge criticism of the previous games, as reported yesterday.
Now, a new open letter created by Andreas Zecher of Spaces of Play has attracted 1382 signatures and counting from developers and publishers working for Ubisoft, Bungie, Sony, Harmonix, 2K, Infinity Ward, BioWare, Blizzard, Microsoft, Riot, Splash Damage, Trion Worlds, Double Fine, Epic, Paradox, Mojang and look, I'm going to run out of space here. It's an enormous list, including a lot of independent developers and publishers, and critics too.