Detroit: Become Human launches next month, but developer Quantic Dream is in the eye of a storm. Reports from French media earlier in the year documented the purported “toxic” culture at the company, which the studio has since denied. Bosses David Cage and Guillaume de Fondaumière had threatened to sue the likes of Le Monde and MediaPart for their articles, and according to a Kotaku report, it wasn’t an empty threat.
A dramatic article by Jason Schreier, which quotes Cage as well as the original Le Monde and MediaPart journalists, reveals that the parties are in fact heading to court over this. The sued publications will now have to demonstrate that they handled their stories with fairness and "good faith”. Earlier in the year, Quantic Dream described the whole affair as a “smear campaign”. You can learn a little more about the actual accusations through here.