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Far Cry 3 and Child of Light creative director Patrick Plourde departs Ubisoft

Plourde was named by pro-worker group A Better Ubisoft as someone with "multiple misconduct reports" against their name.

Chris Kerr, News Editor

April 19, 2022

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Ubisoft veteran Patrick Plourde, creative director on Far Cry 3 and Child of Light, is leaving the company after 19 years.

Plourde worked on numerous high-profile projects at Ubisoft, including Assassin's Creed II, Watch Dogs 2, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2, and Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood.

In a statement posted on Linkedin, Plourde explained he's leaving the French publisher to start his own independent creative consultancy, but added he will "keep working with Ubisoft and also spend time on some personal projects."

As reported by Axios, Plourde was named by pro-worker group A Better Ubisoft -- which comprises current and former Ubisoft employees -- as someone with "multiple misconduct reports" against their name.

When asked by Axios whether his departure was in any way related to those reports, Plourde said the desire to go independent was the "driver behind the move."

Ubisoft also confirmed Plourde's departure in a separate statement sent to Axios reporter Stephen Totilo. "We can confirm that Patrick is leaving Ubisoft but will provide consulting to some of our creative directors, at their request, and to the Editorial team on certain projects," said the company.

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Chris Kerr

News Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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