With the release of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, there were several changes within the developer studio, the most notorious being the departure of Darby, narrative director of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. It seems that Darby’s exit has a lot to do with the future of the franchise with Infinity, and from what we can see, the studio’s exits do not stop, since Assassin’s Creed art director leaves Ubisoft after more than 15 years.
Raphael Lacoste, who was a director of Ubisoft for 15 years, has announced his departure from the studio in a tweet posted on his personal account on Twitter. The news of his departure is accompanied by the fact that Moves to Haven Studios, a studio created by Jade Raymond, a figure known within the industry for his long and complete previous work.
Assassin’s Creed art director leaves Ubisoft after more than 15 years
I’m excited to announce that I’ve joined @HavenStudiosInc as Art Director! One of the best experiences of my career was creating AC1. Being more hands-on with concept art & working with many of the same core team to build a new original IP is inspiring & exciting 🙏
– Raphael Lacoste (@raphaellacoste) July 22, 2021
Assassin’s Creed Infinity would continue to provide high-quality narrative experiences
All these departures from the studio by great figures within the developments of previous installments of the franchise tell us a lot about the internal situation that Ubisoft is going through. Hopefully, in the future, we can see the work done with Infinity and be worthy of this franchise.