Assassins Creed Art director Rafael Lacoste has left Ubisoft to join independent developer, Heaven Studios.
news from lacoste Twitter Where he shared that he would leave the company after 16 years. He added: “It is not without emotion, I have to tell you that after 8 assassins, 16 years at Ubisoft I have decided to set sail on new adventures and challenges.”
“I want to thank our wonderful community from the bottom of my heart,” Lacoste continued, “and I have had the opportunity to collaborate with incredible talent over these wonderful years.
“Ubisoft, thank you also for your trust and the wonderful projects that we brought together to life.”
I am excited to announce that I have joined @HavenStudiosInc As Art Director! Creating AC1 was one of the best experiences of my career. It is inspiring and exciting to be more practical with concept art and work with the same core team to create a new original IP 🙏
— Raphael Lacoste (@raphaellacoste) 22 July 2021
In a separate tweet, at long last Assassins Creed The director revealed that he would be joining Heaven Studios as art director, adding: “One of the best experiences of my career was making AC1. [Assassin’s Creed]. It is inspiring and exciting to be more practical with concept art and work with the same core team to create a new original IP.
Heaven Studios is currently working on its first game with plans to make a brand new IP for PlayStation.
Recent reports suggest that Jade Ramon’s PS5 game may be on live service. Raymond is known for his work Assassins Creed and sentinel franchise at Ubisoft but left in 2019 to head to Stadia Games and Entertainment.
In other news, a new investigation by Kotaku There have been reports of sexual harassment, toxic management and poor pay at Ubisoft Singapore.