We don’t know in which direction future games from the Assassin’s Creed series will go, but it’s clear now that stories for them won’t be written by current creator Darby McDevitt. He announced yesterday that he is leaving Ubisoft after a full ten years and that he plans to dedicate himself to new adventures.
During his time at Ubisoft, McDevitt was extremely dedicated to the story of the Assassin’s Creed series. He started as a screenwriter for AC Discovery and Bloodlines for mobile platforms, which led him to a prominent position as the lead writer for AC Revelations and AC4: Black Flag. He then co-wrote the story for AC Unity so he had the job of narrative director of the latest game in the series, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.
While McDevitt isn’t the only Assassin’s Creed writer on the Ubisoft team, his years of experience are not easy to replace. As Assassin’s Creed still refers to a 14-year-old saga, this is a large-scale story, extremely complex to “chew” as a whole. Who inherits the task of continuing the story of characters who return to the modern age 14 centuries later - will not be easy.