Assassin's Creed: the art director leaves Ubisoft and says goodbye to the saga

Assassin's Creed: the art director leaves Ubisoft and says goodbye to the saga

Assassin's Creed

Raphael Lacoste spent nearly 16 years of his life at Ubisoft, mostly working on several Assassin's Creed projects. Unfortunately, starting from yesterday 21 July 2021 the paths of the art director and the publisher have divided.

The developer shared several tweets yesterday to celebrate his farewell, not without emotions and affection, to what he was able to call "home" for a good large chunk of his life, albeit in two different moments: Lacoste was in fact a member of the Ubisoft team from 2002 to 2007, and then returned in 2010. "Ubisoft was a splendid home to me for 16 years, and I am very touched by all this, the trust they have given me as well as the opportunities, but it was time to take another leap of faith 🙂. "

Among his works we remember 8 video games of the Assassin's Creed saga, including the first historical chapter, Revelations, Black Flag, Origins and the most recent Valhalla. Before sitting at the Ubisoft tables to devote himself completely to Assassin's Creed, the developer had worked on other high-caliber titles such as the three Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Warrior Within and The Two Thrones.

Good morning all,

It is not without emotions I have to tell you that after 8 assassins, 16 years at Ubisoft I have decided to set sails on new adventures and challenges. 1/3

- Raphael Lacoste (@raphaellacoste) July 21, 2021

With his artistic direction, Raphael Lacoste has contributed to the videogame growth of many players around the world. It is therefore a heavy loss for Ubisoft, but the developer has reiterated that he wants to continue his adventure in video game development so we hope to see him very soon working on new ideas: from his LinkedIn it seems that he has reached Jade Raymond, former Ubisoft collaborator of Lacoste and former producer of several Assassin's Creed, at the new Haven Studios. From several rumors we know that this new software house is creating a new PlayStation exclusive IP, after its adventure as vice president of Google Stadia studios failed due to the Mountain View giant.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla brings the creed of the assassins at the time of the Viking invasions in Northern Europe. You can buy the latest Lacoste video game on Amazon through this link.

Assassin - Bing News

The art director for Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed series is leaving the company after 16 years. Raphael Lacoste announced on Twitter that he's leaving Ubisoft to 'set sails on a new adventure...' He ...

Long-time Assassin's Creed art director Raphael Lacoste has left Ubisoft to join Haven Studios. Lacoste leaves Ubisoft after 16 years at the company, having worked on eight Assassin's Creed titles.