Following that dissatisfaction, Sony’s subsidiary Insomniac behind “Ratchet & Crank” and “Marvel’s Spider-Man” said a woman’s internal email sent by Insomniac CEO Ted on May 13. We plan to donate $ 50,000 to the Insomniac Games (WRRAP). Prices viewed by The Washington Post. Sony is consistent with donations if individual Insomniac employees donate through the company’s PlayStation Cares program. In addition, Sony is currently planning to develop initiatives to provide financial support to employees who may have to travel to different states to receive assisted reproductive technology. Insomniac helps develop that policy.
According to the email, neither company plans to tweet about the donation, and Insomniac employees will explicitly mention Insomniac or Sony if they decide to retweet any announcements that WRRAP may make. Forbidden.
Sony and Insomniac did not return a request for comment at the time of publication.
Part of the email is organized as a Q & A that responds to questions from employees. In it, Price explains his rationale for the silence of social media. He first sent a “nearly 60-page” document to PlayStation Studios head Hermen Hulst, full of messages urging leadership, especially Ryan, to “work better for directly affected employees.” I noticed that there is. However, for the time being, Insomniac is not allowed to speak about reproductive rights or their donations. Also, Price doesn’t think it’s a good idea for the studio to go beyond Sony’s mind.
“It has a significant impact on us as a wholly owned subsidiary,” Price wrote in response to a question about what would happen if Insomniac tweeted about a donation. “Above all, the progress we can make in supporting change. [Sony Interactive Entertainment’s] The approach is dead and stopped in that orbit. Also, in the future, doing important public work will be severely restricted. “
This happens after Insomniac employees repeatedly request management to make similar statements. Published by several other major video game companies, Includes Bungie, the developer of Destiny 2, and Double Fine, the creator of Psychonauts 2. In a question and answer session, Price wrote that Sony closed the approach.[Sony Interactive Entertainment] We do not endorse any statement from the studio on the topic of reproductive rights. We fought hard for this, but didn’t win. “
One employee is Sony $ 229 million insomnia in 2020 “It influences freedom of speech and values.”
“As far as freedom of speech is concerned, there is a lot of autonomy that is often taken for granted, but we may need to admit that we are part of a larger organization,” Price wrote in an email. I am. “In most cases, our ability to tweet is not limited, but (as this week) we rarely oppose it, and SIE has the final say.”