Assassin’s Creed Narrative Director Leaves Ubisoft After 10 Years

Darby McDevitt, the lead writer on Assassin’s Creed games like Valhalla, Black Flag, Revelations, and more, has announced that he is leaving Ubisoft after 10 years.

McDevitt announced the news on his personal Twitter account. McDevitt hasn’t shared plans about his future other than he has “decided to set forth on a new adventure.”

McDevitt is primarily known for his extensive credits on the Assassin’s Creed franchise. He served as a scriptwriter on mobile Assassin’s Creed games like Discovery on the DS and Bloodlines on the PSP and is credited as Lead Writer on the canceled 3DS game Assassin’s Creed: Lost Legacy, as well.

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He eventually got credits as lead writer on Assassin’s Creed Revelations and Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag, as well as co-writer on Assassin’s Creed: Unity. His final credit on the series is as Narrative Director on Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla.

While video games are a collaborative effort, McDevitt has some big credits to his name and games like Black Flag and Valhalla are two of the more popular games across the franchise.

“A special thanks to all the fans & content creators that have supported & expanded on our work over the years,” McDevitt writes. “Thank you for your kind attention! You have my deepest respect & admiration. It has been the honor of a lifetime to get to know so many of you.”

There’s no word yet on the future of the Assassin’s Creed series, but Netflix and Ubisoft have announced a new Assassin’s Creed anime from the producers of the Castlevania animated series.

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Matt T.M. Kim is IGN’s News Editor.

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