Cloé Veilleux, trans developer who used to work on the Guardians of the Galaxy team, was humbled to see her new name used in the game’s credits. Eidos Montreal also received praise from other industry workers for doing this.
Guardians of the Galaxy
On October 26, Veilleux made a post on Twitter, saying that Eidos “used my new name instead of my deadname and they kept me as the Technical Level Design Director rather than Additional Thanks.”
Veilleux left the Canadian studio one year before the Guadian of the Galaxy’s release. She also thanked Eidos for all the support and faith the team placed in her.
While the developer didn’t specify the reasons for her departure, she noted that they were complex. She then added that Eidos “did a lot of things very right” and that she would “easily recommend” the studio as a place for work.
Cloé Veilleux is now working as senior technical designer at Relic.
Wow, I’m very humbled. Eidos not only actually kept my name in the credits despite the fact I left 1 year before ship, they used my new name instead of my deadname AND they kept me as the Technical Level Design Director rather than Additional Thanks?
Thanks a ton for that! pic.twitter.com/iiK0gsfiyZ
— Cloé Veilleux (@Doh042) October 26, 2021
A lot of games industry workers went on to praise Eidos for properly crediting Veilleux and her work. Mat Piscatella from the NPD Group said that the “proper crediting was done here is encouraging and a great example.”
“Crediting people is free. Crediting people correctly is empathy and respect,” F-Squared founder Mike Futter noted.
Some people also recalled the latest controversy surrounding Metroid Dread, when developers complained about being left out of the game’s credits. A few fans tagged MercurySteam, citing Eidos as an example of how things should be done.
— FlairDarkSlayer1 / フレアダークスレイヤー / (@FlairDarkSlayer) October 26, 2021
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy came out on October 26. Despite technical issues and complaints about the combat system, the game was met with generally positive reviews, with some outlets calling it one of the best superhero video games to date.
Guardians of the Galaxy was also praised for its accessibility options. Here is a great thread from Can I Play That? founder Courtney Craven in which they broke down various settings in the game.
The readable text pop-up mirrors the handwritten journal text exactly, right down to the “Dear Diary” being scratched out instead of being the standard, not very immersive big block of legible text. pic.twitter.com/QlQkVLE3JW
— Courtney Craven (@CyclopediaBrain) October 26, 2021