Veteran Ubisoft writer Darby McDevitt has made it official that he will be leaving the company following his latest job with Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. He made this official from his Twitter, thanking both the fans and the Ubisoft executives themselves for giving him the opportunity to work for just over a decade with them.
In his tweet he clarifies “Today is my last day at Ubisoft Montreal! After a decade working with brilliant people, creating stories and characters for an incredible series, and interacting with our wonderful fans, I have decided to embark on a new adventure…
Today is my last day at Ubisoft Montreal!
After a decade of working with brilliant people, creating stories & characters for an incredible series, & interacting with our wonderful fans, I have decided to set forth on a new adventure…
— Darby McDevitt (@DarbyMcDevitt) March 26, 2021
McDevitt began his work with Ubisoft and the Assassin’s Creed saga in 2008 for the second installment, it was also directly related to the portable spin-offs Discovery and Bloodlines in 2009, and with the final installment of Ezio’s trilogy, Revelations in 2011.
Afterward, McDevitt contributed as lead writer on Black Flag, Unity, Origins, and most recently Valhalla. Despite Darby’s departure, Ubisoft will continue to provide new content for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, including the 2 expansions already announced for this year.
Thank you @DarbyMcDevitt for your immense contribution to the brand. The stories and characters you created will always be cherished by the Assassin's Creed community. May the winds blow in your favor on your next journey! pic.twitter.com/fTWQw7rRN1
— Assassin's Creed (@assassinscreed) March 26, 2021
What’s your opinion about it? Do you think the saga will continue on the right track without its main writer? Let us know in the comments.