Long term senior developer Ubisoft Patrick Plourde is leaving the company after nearly 20 years.
Plourde announced earlier this week (April 13) that he was leaving Ubisoft after nearly two decades at the studio to launch an independent creative consultancy. In a tweet on his personal Twitter account, Plourde mentioned the various games he has played in, such as Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas, Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry 3, Watch Dogs 2and child of lightsaid “It’s been an honor to work with everyone at Ubisoft on these great games! Now, I’m happy to share that I’m starting my own independent creative consultancy, and I’ll continue to work with Ubisoft and spend time on some personal projects. .
Now the former Ubisoft developer also provided a statement Love News (pass VGC) said he would “have a position outside the traditional structure (authorization across divisions)” and that he “will be able to venture into other areas outside of gaming” without having to ask Ubisoft’s permission.
Plourde has held a variety of roles during his tenure with the company.He was the game designer on the original Assassin’s Creed and later the director Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood. He also served as creative director on 2014’s indie platform role-playing games Children of Light and Far Cry 3.
Ubisoft has struggled to retain a large number of employees in recent years, as Axios noted in a report late last year that covered what it internally dubs “The Great Escape.”About 5 of the first 25 staff Far Cry 6 12 of the top 50 also reportedly left the company Assassin’s Creed ValhallaThe interview reports that low pay, other competing positions, creative frustration and how headquarters dealt with allegations of workplace sexism and harassment influenced employees’ decisions to leave.
R6 Vegas, AC, FC3, CoL, WD2… It’s an honor to work with everyone at Ubi on these amazing games!
Now, I’m excited to share that I’m starting my own independent creative consultancy, and I’ll continue to work with Ubisoft and spend time on some personal projects.
— Patrick Plourde (@patrick_plourde) April 13, 2022