Assassin's Creed Valhalla Creative Director Steps Down Amid Infidelity Allegations
A creative director at Ubisoft’s Montreal branch has announced his plans to leave the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla project behind. Ashraf Ismail, who previously worked on both Black Flag and Origins, is stepping down amid allegations of infidelity.
I am stepping down from my beloved project to properly deal with the personal issues in my life. The lives of my family and my own are shattered. I am deeply sorry to everyone hurt in this.
— Ashraf Ismail (@AshrafAIsmail) June 24, 2020
In a follow-up tweet, Ismail said he didn’t want to detract from the work others on the project are doing. “There are hundreds of talented, passionate people striving to build an experience for you that do not deserve to be associated with this,” Ismail said. “I wish them all the best.”
Over the weekend, along with allegations against other industry figureheads such as former Dying Light 2 writer Chris Avellone, Ismail was accused of courting women while married. According to a Twitter thread, Ismail cheated on his wife and lied about the relationship to the women he engaged with.
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