Just over seven months after leaving Ubisoft, the lead writer of Assassin’s Creed has returned. Darby McDevitt, a key storytelling voice in lots of the collection’ fashionable iterations, has introduced his return to Ubisoft and the Assassin’s Creed collection. McDevitt says he’s “never been more excited” to be constructing tales for the collection.
“As I pondered my career over the past year, I focused on my desire to explore new ideas and unknown frontiers,” McDevitt says in a tweet. “Much to my delight, this is reflected in my return to Ubisoft to work on AC. I’m excited to continue my journey. Stay tuned! On a personal note, I have never been more excited about the places we’re going and the stories I get to tell with this crew.”
McDevitt entered the Assassin’s Creed lore again in 2009, working at Foundation 9 Entertainment on the Bloodlines and Discover spin-offs. He jumped to Ubisoft correct in 2011, working as lead scriptwriter on Revelations and Black Flag, a key writer on Origins, and narrative director on Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.
Assassin’s Creed bid farewell to McDevitt again in March, when he introduced that he was leaving Ubisoft for then-unannounced new frontiers. He labored at Montreal studio Illogika on unspecified tasks. (Illogika has recently announced a game based mostly on A Quiet Place.)
On a private observe, I’ve by no means been extra excited in regards to the locations we’re going and the tales I get to inform with this crew.
— Darby McDevitt (@DarbyMcDevitt) November 12, 2021
As VGC notes, McDevitt’s return to Assassin’s Creed comes at a key time for the collection of open-world video games, as Ubisoft transitions it from a standard launch schedule to an ever-evolving dwell service, presently often called Assassin’s Creed Infinity. Jonathan Dumont and Clint Hocking will function twin artistic administrators on that challenge.