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Assassin's Creed Writer Leaves Ubisoft After 10 Years

Darby McDevitt is leaving Ubisoft to "set forth on a new adventure."


Assassin's Creed writer Darby McDevitt, who worked on numerous entries in the series over his 10 years at Ubisoft, is leaving the developer. He announced on Twitter that today, March 26, is his final day at Ubisoft Montreal.

McDevitt said he has "decided to set forth on a new adventure," though he did not say where is headed next, whether it be in games or something else entirely.

"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," he said. "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's extensive and impressive resume covers numerous games and roles. He was the lead writer on Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag and Revelations, along with the Assassin's Creed short film, Embers. He also worked on Assassin's Creed Bloodlines and Assassin's Creed II: Discovery. Most recently, McDevitt wrote for Assassin's Creed Valhalla.

Outside of the Assassin's Creed series, McDevitt wrote for The Sims 2 and licensed games based on The Chronicles of Narnia and The Lord of the Rings. He's just the latest high-profile developer to leave a prominent developer, as BioWare's Jonathan Warner has left the company as well.

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