Ashraf Ismail is out at Ubisoft after misconduct allegations.
This holiday season, we will once again get to jump into the Assassin’s Creed franchise with a new game which, of course, entails a new setting and era of history to explore. This time it’s the viking era of Britain, with your choice of a male of female viking named Eivor. But not everyone who set sail with the game will be landing ashore with it, as a major figure in the game’s development has been seemingly been removed from the company.
As reported by Bloomberg, the game’s Creative Director, Ashraf Ismail, has now been officially fired from Ubisoft. This comes after just over a month ago when Ismail stepped down from his position. This move comes as multiple allegations have been leveled at Ubisoft, which have seen several other higher ups in the company being fired or resigning. Ismail was known for being in directing positions for Origins and Black Flag, and Valhalla was seen as something of a grand return for him to the series. But it seems now we’ll no longer be there at the finish line.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will release November 17th for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Stadia, with PS5 and Xbox Series X versions to come at an undetermined date.