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Assassin's Creed writer Darby McDevitt is back at Ubisoft

One of the key writers behind the last decade of Assassin's Creed games is back at Ubisoft after a 7 month departure.

Bryant Francis, Senior Editor

November 12, 2021

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Darby McDevitt, lead writer for the Assassin's Creed series for the last decade, is back at Ubisoft after seemingly departing the company for good just 7 months ago. 

McDevitt confirmed his return to Video Games Chronicle saying that his desire to "explore new ideas and unknown frontiers" led him back to the company. This followed a short stint at Montreal-based developer Illogika

Ubisoft is currently plugging away at the next major Assassin's Creed game, a live service project titled Assassin's Creed Infinity, and reckoning (perhaps poorly) with the fallout from employees at the studio accusing leadership of allegedly fostering a culture of toxicity, sexual harassment, and abuse

Its various hirings and departures have also become a high-profile story in the context of adjacent video game companies in Canada suddenly offering more enticing benefits, game projects, and pay thanks to a shot of video game investment. McDevitt's return to the company feels part of that story, and it'll be interesting to see what project managed to catch his eye.

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Bryant Francis

Senior Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Bryant Francis is a writer, journalist, and narrative designer based in Boston, MA. He currently writes for Game Developer, a leading B2B publication for the video game industry. His credits include Proxy Studios' upcoming 4X strategy game Zephon and Amplitude Studio's 2017 game Endless Space 2.

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