Assassin's Creed 3, Far Cry 4 Director Leaves Ubisoft

Alex Hutchinson is now heading up a brand-new studio.


Ubisoft veteran Alex Hutchinson has left the company to create his own studio. Hutchinson, who was the game director on high-profile Ubisoft projects such as Assassin's Creed III and Far Cry 4, announced his departure from the French gaming giant on Twitter this week (via IGN).

"Extremely proud of all we achieved on Far Cry and Assassins but very excited to build something new," he said. He's starting a new company, Typhoon Studios, with former EA and Warner Bros. producer Reid Schneider and "some other wonderful people." Hutchinson added that you should not expect to hear much about the developer's first game soon, though he did tease, "We are hard at work imagining a brand new world to inflict on all of you, so stay tuned."

Hutchinson made headlines in 2012 when he said the the pursuit of AAA games is "kind of cancerous growth…that will leave AAA blockbusters as nothing more than the last of the dinosaurs." In 2013, Hutchinson said something similar, claiming that AAA games are dying out.

Before joining Ubisoft in 2010, Hutchinson worked as a creative director at Electronic Arts and Maxis, where some of his credits included Spore, The Sims 2, and Army of Two: The 40th Day.

We'll report back with more details on Hutchinson's next game as they become available.

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