Activision Blizzard has been in the public crossfire over a sexism lawsuit for two months now. The company promised countermeasures and removed, among other things, references to former employees involved in the scandal. Cowboy McCree from the first-person shooter Overwatch, for example, will soon get a new name.
Some changes have also been made in the upcoming new version of Diablo 2 Resurrected. Among other things, the developers have adapted the Amazon model. In an interview they took a stand on why they made this decision.
Battlefield instead of a nightclub: character models review
Reply Rob Gallerani, Design Director at Diablo 2 Resurrected Axios Some questions, including about the sexism scandal and changes in the new version. Gallerani was shocked by the things that came to light with the lawsuit and wants to make sure his team is comfortable and valued at all times.
In the course of this, Diablo 2 was not only scanned for references to the employees involved in the scandal, but the often-criticized character models were also altered. Particularly affected: the Amazon. As revealed to Axios, its design has been redesigned to make it look like all other characters like “Warriors who fought demons from hell, it’s not like people who brag from a nightclub.”
Some fans spoke positively of such changes, others criticized the blizzard because of them, calling the actions unnecessary or denouncing them as purely symbolic. The fact that Blizzard is far from fulfilling all its promises should appear again only a few days ago. Then it turned out that they wanted to stop the unions within the company. The work of the law firm WilmerHale a few weeks ago had already given rise to this assumption.
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