I've been following all this since the story broke. This is going to have big repercussions. Maker fired half their company almost, it's suspicious that the author was "super not fired" after having a "miscommunication", the devs banded together in a way that is already leading to RebelJam, the women have all released their own statements that have gone gangbusters everywhere across the web, and the entire world is watching and every corporation is learning hard and fast that the way they've been treating the gaming development community just went up in flames in a single day. Maker and Polaris are reeling and any and all things considered standard in the development and marketing houses are going to be questioned and will come under fire, heavily from outside, without a doubt, and enough to make changes, but the banding of the devs is the real story here. That's going to continue to grow, and knowing how terribly they're treated, revolt will happen.
It's a really exciting time to be a gamer.