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Assassin’s Creed Lead Writer Returns To Ubisoft Seven Months After Leaving

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Darby McDevitt, the writer responsible for some of the stories and dialogue in Assassin’s Creed games such as Revelations, Black Flag, and even last year’s Valhalla, has returned to Ubisoft.

This information comes from Video Games Chronicle, which claims that McDevitt has returned to the company just seven months after leaving. During this time, he began working for Illogika Games, a game developer. McDevitt said he wanted to embark on “a new adventure” when he left Ubisoft in March, and it appears he either completed that adventure or decided he preferred ones with hidden blades.

“Yes, I have returned to Ubisoft,” McDevitt told VGC. “As I pondered my career over the past year, I focused on my desire to explore new ideas and unknown frontiers. Much to my delight, this is reflected in my return to Ubisoft to work on [Assassin’s Creed]. I’m excited to continue my journey. Stay tuned.” 

McDevitt’s return to Ubisoft is likely a huge relief for the company, as VGC points out, because his departure meant the Assassin’s Creed series had lost one of its main loremasters, especially given Corey May’s departure from Ubisoft in 2015.

McDevitt contributed to the writing of the Assassin’s Creed games’ narratives, as well as the smaller stories found within each game’s narratives and dialogue. Revelations, Black Flag, Unity, Origins, and last year’s Valhalla, which is already Ubisoft’s second best-selling game despite only being out for a year, are among the games for which he has credits.According to reports, the next Assassin’s Creed game will be called Infinity, and it will be a live-service game that will serve as a platform for multiple smaller-scale assassin stories rather than a traditional release for the franchise. Perhaps McDevitt will contribute to the overall story of Infinity, or perhaps he will write some of the smaller-scale stories that will be released on the live-service platform.

While you wait for more information, read Game Informer’s Assassin’s Creed Valhalla review for our thoughts on the most recent Assassin’s Creed, and then read our thoughts on Assassin’s Creed Origins. After that, see Game Informer’s ranking of the entire Assassin’s Creed franchise.

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