After 16 years at Ubisoft in charge of the creative direction of the Assassin’s Creed series, Raphael Lacoste says goodbye to the French company. After eight installments of the saga behind his back, Lacoste claims to be prepared for another “leap of faith”, but the truth is that he does not specify the reasons for his departure from Ubisoft.
After so many years and installments of the same series, it would not be surprising that Lacoste’s departure is simply to rest and seek new opportunities to be creative outside of Assassin’s Creed. Lacoste himself announced his dismissal from Ubisoft through his Twitter account.
Good morning all,
It is not without emotions I have to tell you that after 8 assassins, 16 years at Ubisoft I have decided to set sails on new adventures and challenges. 1/3 pic.twitter.com/ZynG1pXoK9
– Raphael Lacoste (@raphaellacoste) July 21, 2021
In this series of messages, Lacoste shows hugely grateful to both Ubisoft and Assassin’s Creed fans, for the support received during all these years, but assures that it is time to take other directions. “Ubisoft has been a pleasant home for me for 16 years, and I am very touched by this, the trust they gave me and the opportunities, but it was time to make another leap of faith,” says Lacoste on his Twitter account.
Lacoste’s departure from both the Assassin’s Creed saga, and Ubisoft, is the latest in a series of notorious resignations that raise doubts about the next projects in the series. Some of them related to abuse and harassment in the workplace, as in the case of Darby McDevitt. Incidents to which Ubisoft failed to respond very accurately.
We will see what happens with the Ubisoft series and its future projects, such as Assassin’s Creed Infinity among them, a new bet of game as a service.