Recently, the author worked on Dying Light 2 and Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2
Chris Avellone is an award – winning writer and developer who had a hand in Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order, System Shock, Dying Light 2 and Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 and many classic role-playing games. The Creator was accused of using his position in the industry, sexual violence and harassment of women.
The weekend in social networks appeared information about Avellone who deliberately watered woman at industry events, attacked them and sent sexually explicit messages via social networks.
Developer for some time was in the black list of conventions and appeared on various staff meetings industry. Years later the ban was removed, but he moved on to do other projects and has appeared at other events, where he again allegedly tried to use his fame.
In the network appeared the information according to which Avellone acted similarly in 2013-2015 and in 2017-2018. One of the victims describes him as “cruel, brutal, treacherous sex predator”, who unscrupulously used his position in the industry.
The situation is complicated by authorship in games for teams who hired screenwriter-freelancer. Gato Studio (creators of The Waylanders) confirmed that it has stopped working with Avellone, who was not the primary author. A similar decision was made by the developers of Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2, which confirmed that Chris long participated in the game and its content is not used in the final project.
Studio Techland, developers of Dying Light 2, also refused to cooperate with Avellone. The writing team will continue to work without it. In the report Statesthat decision was made with Chris.
In comments to the tweet are enough angry users who believe that any situation should be carefully dealt with. Some players are threatening to withdraw from the purchase Dying Light 2 and download it with a torrent. Date of release is unknown yet.