Xseed Games’ controversial credits policy only names current staff members

first_imgXseed Games’ controversial credits policy only names current staff membersPublisher says it “appreciates the hard work of everyone who contributes” but removes them from game credits if they leaveJames BatchelorEditor-in-ChiefMonday 10th June 2019Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleXSEED GamesXseed Games has come under fire for its company policy on removing former members of staff from game credits, regardless of how much work they put into a product.The US-based publisher specialises in localising Japanese releases for Western markets, and recently promoted Trails of Cold Steel II ‘Relentless Edition’ via Twitter ahead of E3.Brittany Avery, who worked in various roles at the firm from 2011 to 2018, reported via Twitter that she has been removed from the ending credits for the PS4 version of the original Cold Steel, and expects the same will be true of II. She also hinted that this will also apply to the physical version of London Detective Mysteria, which launched shortly after she left the firm.The backlash over this prompted a tweet from Xseed clarifying it’s position.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games “We appreciate the hard work of everyone who contributes to our releases, but it is and always has been company policy that only current members of our staff are credited. “We have never credited staff for their individual roles, or if they have left the company.”Unsurpringly, this has also been met with a negative response, with developers such as Rami Ismail and Chris Seavor as well as members of Epic Games, Failbetter and Mind Candy all criticising this policy.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Publishing & Retail newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesThe careful cultivation and localization of Sakuna: Of Rice and RuinEdelweiss and XSeed discuss the historical Japanese roots of the in-depth rice farming sim, and the challenges of bringing it WestBy Rebekah Valentine 5 months agoSony delays PS4 release of Senran Kagura game over sexually explicit contentPlatform holder requests removal of Intimacy Mode which features sexual interactions with underage girls By Haydn Taylor 2 years agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more