Xbox chief defends Bethesda after fallout from 76 crisis allegations

Fallout soldiers in Power Armor and Matt Booty

You may remember that earlier this month the Bethesda Report accused of “bad culture” and a toxic work environment that “destroyed people.” Several QA testers working at Bethesda during the development of Fallout 76 spoke about their experience, detailing how they were often pressed for the grind – usually on weekends – with some sources going so far to claim that it wasn’t out For a fashionable see the staff at the wrist.

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According to a new report from KotakuXbox chief Matt Booty allegedly defended the developer at a pan meeting, saying he was “confident” the studio wasn’t troubled. Kotaku claims to have seen a video in which Matt Booty talks about the outlet’s initial report, saying that Microsoft takes crisis reports “seriously”, but still thinks it’s “unfair to put that into Studio One”.

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“The culture of crisis is…If you go back 10 years ago, it’s unfair to put that into one studio. It was just part of the industry. I’m not saying that to justify it, I’m just saying it’s part of the industry culture,” says Putti. I literally slept under my desk early in my career. And we looked at that as a badge of honour.”


While it’s very likely here that Booty is talking about his experience in the distant past, it doesn’t do much to deal with Kotaku’s report on the development of Fallout 76 released in 2018. Instead, Booty claims that the terrible working conditions at Bethesda that It was made clear in Kotaku’s original report that it was no longer a problem, stating that “we don’t have a situation where people suffer.”

Despite this, Booty covers his rules by saying that a crisis can happen without his knowledge and urges employees to raise their concerns and “report it to us anonymously”. Booty then explains that people should only work overtime if they are motivated or motivated but fail to address conditions such as significant peer pressure that may force someone to work hours they are not comfortable with.


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