Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Narrative Director Leaves Ubisoft

Darby McDevitt, narrative director on Assassin's Creed Valhalla and other AC titles, is leaving Ubisoft. The veteran writer announced his departure on Twitter, with the news coming as a shock to fans. Without McDevitt as a lead for the games, could the franchise now see a change in direction?
Assassin's Creed Valhalla Creative Director Leaves Ubisoft

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Darby McDevitt, narrative director on Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, is leaving Ubisoft Montreal. McDevitt has been working on the franchise since 2009; he announced his departure on Twitter yesterday (March 26).

Today is my last day at Ubisoft Montreal! After a decade of working with brilliant people, creating stories & characters for an incredible series, & interacting with our wonderful fans, I have decided to set forth on a new adventure. A special thanks to all the fans & content creators that have supported & expanded on our work over the years. 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. 

McDevitt fronted the narrative side on Valhalla, also worked closely on Unity and Origins. The veteran writer also acted as creative director on Black Flag and Revelations. He started by writing Assassin’s Creed 2 spin-offs Discovery and Bloodlines.

Despite this departure, Valhalla still has two expansions to be released.

What do you make of the creative director of Valhalla’s departure from Ubisoft? And where does the Assassin’s Creed franchise goes from here? Let us know in the comment below.

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