The builders of Marvel’s Avengers have eliminated the sport’s design lead Brian Waggoner as a spokesperson after offensive tweets have been delivered to gentle. Waggoner had posted a racist remark on the social media platform in 2014, and an ableist one in 2010. Members of the Marvel’s Avengers group have uncovered and shared different examples of Waggoner’s behaviour on-line from earlier than he joined Crystal Dynamics.
“Over the weekend previous tweets I wrote from earlier than my time at Crystal resurfaced and I apologize and take full accountability for the harm they brought about to my followers, the group, and people I work with,” Waggoner stated in a assertion posted to his Twitter account. “Since that point, I’ve discovered and grown and the content material I posted would not replicate who I’m at the moment. I perceive for those who can’t settle for my apology due to the ache I’ve brought about. I’ll proceed to hear, study, and work to enhance myself.”
In response to the assertion from Waggoner, Crystal Dynamics tweeted to say that he would not be talking for the studio sooner or later, however stopped in need of letting him go. “It’s extremely disappointing to see language & views from staff that do not align with our studio values. We apologize to our group & coworkers who’re rightfully upset by the content material. Brian will now not be a studio spokesperson or speaking about studio initiatives.”
Following its launch, Marvel’s Avengers failed to satisfy the expectations of Crystal Dynamics then-owner, Sq. Enix. The builders have been bought to Embracer Group earlier this 12 months, together with Sq. Enix Montréal and Eidos-Montréal. Crystal Dynamics appear to be seeking to return to the long-defunct Legacy Of Kain collection sooner or later, judging by a latest survey. The collection is one among a number of older IP Embracer is desirous about reviving.