Darby McDevitt, who was the lead author of Assassin’s Creed games like Valhalla, Black Flag and Revelations, has returned to Ubisoft after leaving the company seven months ago, possibly to work on Assassin’s Creed Infinity.
As reported by VGC, McDevitt left the company in March 2021 to join iLLOGIKA as Narrative Director and worked on the game A Quiet Place due to be released in 2022.
It is still unclear if his work on the game was finished or if he left it before it was finished. Anyway, he’s back at Ubisoft to do some one more work on Assassin’s Creed.
“Yes, I have returned to Ubisoft! As I pondered my career last year, I focused on my desire to explore new ideas and unfamiliar frontiers, ”McDevitt said in a statement to VGC. “To my great pleasure, this is reflected in my return to Ubisoft to work on AC. I look forward to continuing my journey. Stay tuned!”
While he didn’t specifically mention it, there’s a good chance he’s one of the key characters in bringing Assassin’s Creed Infinity to life. Assassin’s Creed Infinity was announced earlier this year and is a “multi-studio, collaborative” project between Ubisoft Montreal and Ubisoft Quebec.
Bloomberg reported that this new game will be an online platform that will evolve over time and include multiple historical settings – much like games like Fortnite and Grand Theft Auto Online. Much more is not known about the game, including whether it will be the next entry after Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.
For more information, check out our ranking of the 10 best Assassin’s Creed games and our review of Valhalla’s The Siege of Paris DLC.
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