Ashraf Ismail Has Stepped Down From Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

In a now deleted tweet, Ashraf Ismail announced his decision to step down from Assassin's Creed Valhalla's production. After a short while, Ismail deleted his Twitter account. What will happen to Assassin's Creed Valhalla now?

Ashraf Ismail, Creative Director Of Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Steps Down From ProductionAfter allegations of him having extramarital affairs have emerged, Ashraf Ismail decided to step down from Assassin’s Creed Valhalla‘s production. The tweet is as follows:

Ashraf Ismail Tweet

Ashraf Ismail Tweet

In this Tweet, he didn’t specify the reason for his stepping down. Going in a roundabout way of saying he’s going to “properly deal with the personal issues in my life”. This leaves us to speculate about the main reason. The most popular one being the aforementioned extramarital affairs. A little bit of digging lead me to a tweet by Twitter user @matrondea:

The tweet shows screenshots of her conversation with Ismail. More screenshots are posted in a follow up tweet. Ubisoft has shown deep concern about sexual allegations against multiple employees. The Games Industry has recently been vocal about sexual harassment and more people are speaking up about their experiences. It seems that the Games Industry has a ways to go dealing with sexual harassment.

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