Assassin's Creed Origins Black Flag Director Leaves Ubisoft
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Assassin’s Creed Origins Director Leaves Ubisoft

Veteran Assassin’s Creed developer Jean Guesdon has announced that he’s leaving Ubisoft Montreal. The director, who previously worked on mainline games in the franchise such as Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and Origins, will depart the company after 17 years.

In a statement posted to his LinkedIn profile, Guesdon thanked the company and its developers, but didn’t state where he was heading next. He started working at Ubisoft as a project coordinator on the original Assassin’s Creed before rising up the ranks to game designer on Assassin’s Creed 2 and later became head of content for the franchise. He also co-directed Black Flag and Origins with Ashraf Ismail, a former Ubisoft employee who was terminated after misconduct allegations came to light.

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Guesdon’s statement posted to his LinkedIn reads:

“Hello everyone, 2023 will start for me with the end of a bit more than 17 formidable years at Ubisoft Montreal. I can’t express how much I owe to this unique company. So many people met, so many skills learned and so many projects shipped. And Assassin’s Creed, of course Assassin’s Creed.”

“We thank Jean for his strong creative vision, openness, ideas, and most of all, his ability to put himself ‘in the shoes’ of our players in his contributions to Ubisoft,” said a Ubisoft spokesperson to Kotaku. “We wish him well as he moves on to his next chapter.”

Ubisoft currently has a massive lineup of announced Assassin’s Creed games in the works. This year will see the release of Assassin’s Creed Mirage, which promises to take the series back to its roots of stealthy assassinations and parkour. Later down the line, Ubisoft aims to release Assassin’s Creed Red, which will be set in feudal Japan. Beyond that is Assassin’s Creed Hexe, a new entry that appears to be drawing inspiration from the horror genre and may focus on the witch hunts.

Source: Kotaku

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