Assassin's Creed: Revelations creative director leaves Ubisoft

Alexandre Amancio departs Ubisoft after seven-year run for marketing company Cossette; also worked on 2008's Far Cry 2.

Assassin's Creed: Revelations was released in November, won praise from reviewers, and helped GameStop post $3.02 billion in sales during the holiday period. If that success motivates Ubisoft to make a sequel, it will do so without a key member of the Assassin's Creed development staff.

The Assassin's Creed franchise will move forward without one of its noted developers.

Canadian marketing company Cossette today announced on its website that Assassin's Creed: Revelations creative director Alexandre Amancio has taken the position of chief creative officer at the Montreal-based marketing firm.

"Video games and advertising have many common elements. In both industries, we are always looking for new ways, more innovative, to engage the consumer to the brand," Amancio said, according to a Google translation.

According to Amancio's LinkedIn profile, he joined Ubisoft Montreal in 2005 to work on Far Cry 2 as art director before becoming creative director on Assassin's Creed: Revelations.

For more on the games Amancio worked on while at Ubisoft, check out GameSpot's reviews of Far Cry 2 and Assassin's Creed: Revelations.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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69 comments
Metamania
Metamania

@PlatinumPaladin Absolutely. I feel that while it had some unique things going for it, such as the hookblade, some of those distractions I previously mentioned took away the elements that made the series a success in the first place. I also hated the first-person platforming sections that you had to do as Desmond. Felt forced and flat; I honestly have NO IDEA why Ubisoft would go as far to include something like that. Ridiculous!

ApocaLeepse
ApocaLeepse

No offence to the guy, but Revelations' story was terrible. Hopefully with a new creative director, AC3 will introduce a story as good as the second game's. Hell, I'd be happy with a game that has a story as good as AC1's, because even that was good despite its repetitiveness.

lilmacki
lilmacki

I'm super uber sad about this!!!!

FinalDuo1886
FinalDuo1886

Damn! It wasn't that bad, but it wasn't that great either.

siarhei
siarhei

Too bad.. although maybe this will help bring AC series back to AC2 level.

FoeCrusher
FoeCrusher

3.02 Billion = sequal with or without him

20years
20years

@knooon i don't think so . AC 3 will be the last in AC trilogy so i think it will travel to England or France or even Russia . but making the next assassin a ninja ... chances are very low and the whole Assassin's Creed bussines has nothing to do with that part of the world P.S : that was not racist

20years
20years

that's not good . MW3 is not as good as MW2 because Frank West and Vince Zampella leaved Infinity Ward . same thing might happen to the Assassins Creed ...

supertom221
supertom221

Good riddance. I'm sure he is a very capable person but seeing what he did with Farcry 2 and Revelations, I couldn't be happier. Maybe now there is hope for AC3/FC3. Now to get rid of that Tameem guy....

IAMTHEVIPQUEEN
IAMTHEVIPQUEEN

Thanks for nothing Mr. Alexander. Jumped in on Far cry 2....went bad. Jumped in on Assassin Creed Revelations....went worse. Not to be mean or anything, but good ridance as I knew all along that he didn't have it in him to create or direct anything worthwile. Funny that Cossette hired him....they will eventually realize that some people are good at talking but fail at delivering.

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

Ubi keeps losing AC team members. I have been a huge supporter of the AC series, but give us a one year break. One AC a year has been a bit much. I've enjoyed each of the past AC titles a lot, but I have not even opened Revelations. That's a sign I'm getting tired of the series, and I don't like that.

knooon
knooon

think the company can make a sequel of ac but have a new assassin for china or something like a ninja or japan with a samurai.

trivolution
trivolution

Complain if you want about Revelations, I still believe Assassin's Creed and Call of Duty games are great!

Altair_7
Altair_7

Ubisoft is on tops ... so no doubt they can go for sequels in no time...

stalker2010
stalker2010

farcry2 sucks assassin revelation sucks so no loss

Oldboy08
Oldboy08

We all know how accurate that Google Translate is! /sarcasm...

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

"...said, according to a Google translation." Hahaha! I'm sorry but that is hilarious!! :D

koospetoors
koospetoors

The series fell apart for me after number 2, from there onwards the only thing that they truly improved was the gameplay while the story just got left behind to rot in a hole.

mtait01
mtait01

This is good and bad at the same time - he had a great vision for the AC series but the last 2 games (Brotherhood and Revelations) both felt pretty much identical. I think AC is begging for a step in another direction, especially with another yearly release out this year

Morphine_OD
Morphine_OD

Godspeed, Revelations was a lost opportunity, as was FarCry2

TheBlackKnight3
TheBlackKnight3

@rain ishigawa It's actually better than KH because they are on the same system at least... to stay a KH fan you have to buy like every system out there...

666NightsInHell
666NightsInHell

NICE NEWSM he want to make real games not this console crap

toyo75
toyo75

What I like about the Assassin's Creed games is the fact that your character ages throughout the series which adds emotion and depth to your gaming experience. Revelations was quite short though. The only factors that made it play longer were the need to level up your recruited assassins and the reclamation of other territories/countries. I'm looking forward to a grand conclusion in part 3.

rain_ishigawa
rain_ishigawa

@TheBlackKnight3 so brotherhood wasnt 3? nor was revelations? man AC is doing a KH move

DennisWZH
DennisWZH

not really THAT important of a guy, he only worked on assassin creed revelations, even if he's gone, the original team can still do it.

isshiah
isshiah

i have no reason to complain about the den defence because i never let my templar awareness get that high. if they remove all the tedious and pointless parts, i'll be happy. after the 2012 game, they'll have a break until the next generation, i assume.

iRaNiAn-pRiDe
iRaNiAn-pRiDe

BTW xCocoTheMonkeyx assassins creed wont do yearly releases anymore as far i know this game coming will be the last of the yearly releases and for Desmond.

iRaNiAn-pRiDe
iRaNiAn-pRiDe

looks like ubi is giving people the same game to us just like cod!!!

iRaNiAn-pRiDe
iRaNiAn-pRiDe

@soulfullDAGGER the next assassins creed game wont have ezio in it. revelations was the last game for altair and ezio

GuitarAmp58
GuitarAmp58

@Master_cheat001 I really like the Multiplayer in the series. It's fresh and fun. Really a nice escape from FPS multiplayers. I do care for the story more of course.

Master_cheat001
Master_cheat001

It is a shame for Ubisoft making the same step every year. At least don't make mistake like Activision (for making hard fan pissed). Ac franchise is better without Multi player. If the players like it, they will go for FPS or any RPG, action MMO. You see, none cares about AC 's multi. It 's crap.

Sadek
Sadek

This is what happens when u release an assassin's creed game every year... the customers and the employees get bored... I havent even bothered buying revelations... dont feel like doin it all over again anymore...

slyguy65
slyguy65

isnt this the second one to leave?

godzillavskong
godzillavskong

Wow. Far Cry 2 was a very good looking game, it just wasn't that fun. It had some of the best graphics I've seen in a console game. The world was so huge it seemed to take forever to get to and from, then those hound dog bad guys would sniff you out no matter where you are. Ubisoft remains to be one of my favorite companies, going back to the original Xbox days, they seemed like one of their biggest 3rd party supporters. Ubisoft usually puts out quality.

theathan
theathan

Well, put it this way. If the future AC games are a success, he made the wrong career move. But, should the series slop a bit as many of us are saying, it was a move for the better.

Wingman1977
Wingman1977

Everyone, Ubisoft clearly stated AC:R is the last game for Altair and Ezio (and Ezio passes away in AC: embers) Next year's AC will be the last one for some time. (Ubisoft will be taking a break from the ip for the while probably readying AC for next gen). Let's see Activision do that with COD (they can't because if they do, they'll go out of business since they have nothing else)

DoubleclickTF
DoubleclickTF

Didn't he announce he wasn't directing AC3 last autumn anyway? The story is really that he's left the company, as the article says, rather than he's suddenly left AC, which seems to be the way the comments are going.

iRaNiAn-pRiDe
iRaNiAn-pRiDe

i have big expectations for the future assassins creed games now!!!

soulfulDAGGER
soulfulDAGGER

Glad they made the change. There's much in the ancient world to explore. Hopefully without the "tower defense" junk. The next stop for Ezio should be ancient China or Egypt.

iRaNiAn-pRiDe
iRaNiAn-pRiDe

I agree with xcocoTheMonkeyx assassins creed future isn't bright. the only reason i love assassins creed is the story with desmond now.

moncealyo
moncealyo

I only played the first assassin's creed. It was fun but the rest seemed like more of the same.

X-The-Doctor-X
X-The-Doctor-X

I agree with XCocoThe Monkeyx- This past AC game is a bit of a let down, These games are losing a lot of good quality to them

xCocoTheMonkeyx
xCocoTheMonkeyx

good on him i hate to say it but the Assassin's Creed future isn't looking bright. With yearly releases I don't see this series making a comback anytime soon

ChiefFreeman
ChiefFreeman

AC has been run into the ground in just 4 years time. Good on him to leave a sinking ship. Best of luck in his future endeavors.

cipo89
cipo89

I feel bad for him, but then again AC:R had not much creativity if you compare it with the last two.

Halloll
Halloll

don't blame him. anyone would get sick of making nothing but assassin's creed +0.1 every year