Following allegations of racial abuse by a former contractor at social game studio Kixeye, the company has now fired four staff members, including the team manager.
The contractor claimed that he had been subjected to numerous racial comments while working at the company over the summer, as reported by
Kotaku. Today, Kixeye CEO Will Harbin took to Twitter to explain that he had not been aware of these issues before now, and that he has taken action on those involved.
"I immediately terminated the manager of the team in question and then three other employees who violated company standards as well," he noted
"I am doing my best to create a company where our employees love to work, with a culture of openness and tolerance to different points of view, styles, races, gender, orientation, religion and cultures. It turns out that a few bad apples weren't living up to the standards that the rest of us have set for our company."