Assassin’s Creed III and Far Cry 4 Director Leaves Ubisoft, Starts New Company
While the calendar year has been over for a few months now, the fiscal year that many game companies follow ended more recently. It is often that at the end of this fiscal year schedule that longtime and important figures will depart from a company. We saw recently that Isamu Kamikokuryo, the Final Fantasy XV Art Director, left Square Enix after nearly two decades with the company. Now, it appears that Alex Hutchinson, the Assassin’s Creed III and Far Cry 4 director, has announced his departure from Ubisoft.
So! I left Ubisoft after 7 years. Extremely proud of all we achieved on Far Cry and Assassins but very excited to build something new.
— Alex Hutchinson (@BangBangClick) April 7, 2017
Hutchinson publicly made this announcement via his Twitter account after seven years of working with Ubisoft. Further tweets from him also explain that he, Reid Schneider (who produced several Batman and Army of Two games), and several other game industry workers are starting their own company, Typhoon Studios. This studio is obviously in its very early stages, as Hutchinson describes: “Probably won’t have much to announce in the near future as we hire, build our studio, buy a coffee machine and build Ikea furniture but we are hard at work imagining a brand new world to inflict on all of you, so stay tuned.”
It should be noted that given the more independent nature of this venture, any games created by Typhoon Studios will likely not share the same large scale that Assassin’s Creed III and Far Cry 4 had under Hutchinson. Nonetheless, it is exciting to see such a competent leader make his own way and take a “leap of faith” of his own. What do you guys think? Are you sad to see the Assassin’s Creed III and Far Cry 4 director leave Ubisoft? Let us know in the comments below or start a discussion on our Disqus page!
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