The creative director of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has stepped down to mend some personal problems in his life.
Personal issues have led to the creative director of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla to step down from his position. In a tweet, Ashraf Ismail states:
“I am stepping down from my beloved project to properly deal with the personal issues in my life. The lives of my family and my own are shattered. I am deeply sorry to everyone hurt in this.”
The tweet itself is no longer available for viewing as Ismail has deleted his Twitter account.
Ubisoft issued a statement in response to the situation:
“Ashraf Ismail is stepping down from the project to take a leave of absence. The development team is committed to delivering a great game in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.”
Ismail’s announcement follows a weekend of controversy. Information was made public that he and a woman whom he didn’t know was married engaged in an alleged sexual relationship.
This news is just another controversy of a similar nature that Ubisoft is facing as of late. The French video game company’s product and brand marketing manager and associate public relations director have both been accused of harassment, assault, and/or predatory behavior in recent days.
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There is no word on if this departure will cause a delay. As of now, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is on schedule to release for current and next-gen consoles – including on the Google Stadia and PC – in December 2020.
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