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Council of Paris looking into Quantic Dream public funding following reports of an unhealthy working culture

Council of Paris looking into Quantic Dream public funding following reports of an unhealthy working culture

Update: Quantic Dreams has told PCGamesInsider.biz that it has not received public funding, but has otherwise declined to comment. 

Original story: Quantic Dream could be in more trouble than previously suspected.

The Council of Paris wants to look into how much public funding the game maker has received following reports earlier in the year about its toxic working culture.

Furthermore, the body wants to open up a consultation to tighten regulations on companies getting public funding.

A source has told PCGamesInsider.biz that this could be adding in rules to make sure that organisations benefitting from this cash are looking after their employees.

If this were to happen, money could be tied to respecting the law, such as those pertaining to working conditions, as well as the specific rules that come with the public funding.

If companies break these rules, they would have to refund said money.

Finally, the Council of Paris has asked the French government to stop cutting the number of public servants tasked with inspecting workplaces.

PCGamesInsider.biz has reached out to Sony Interactive Entertainment for comment. 

News of Quantic Dream's unhealthy working culture was broken by French publications in January.

The company has refuted these accusations, and yesterday said that they were part of a "smear campaign"

 


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He has also written for GamesIndustry.biz, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.

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