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.