Assassin’s Creed Writer Returns to Ubisoft Less Than a Year After Leaving

Darby McDevitt has writing credits on several games in the series.

Like an ex that left and realized the error of their ways almost immediately after a breakup, Assassin’s Creed writer Darby McDevitt has returned to Ubisoft less than a year after his departure back in March.

McDevitt confirmed as much to VGC, where he told the outlet that, upon reflection, he wanted to bring new ideas to the series he’d worked on for several years.

“Yes, I have returned to Ubisoft! As I pondered my career over the past year, I focused on my desire to explore new ideas and unknown frontiers,” McDevitt told VGC. “Much to my delight, this is reflected in my return to Ubisoft to work on AC. I’m excited to continue my journey. Stay tuned!”

McDevitt has writing credits on several Assassin’s Creed games, including Black Flag, Revelations, Discovery, and a narrative director credit on Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla from last year. Presumably, this means he’s working on the upcoming Assassin’s Creed: Infinity, which is said to have a larger focus on live service elements. Or he might be working on an unannounced project in the series.

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Whatever the case may be, McDevitt is returning to Ubisoft in the midst of troubles regarding workplace misconduct, and the response that followed. Reports that employees are unhappy with the changes made within the company have surfaced, alongside broader investigations into the state of specific branches like Ubisoft Singapore.