Assassin’s Creed Valhalla creative director Ashraf Ismail is stepping down from his role with the game to deal with “personal issues.”
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 response to the situation, Ubisoft has provided a statement that reads: “Ashraf Ismail is stepping down from the project to take a leave of absence. The development team is committed to delivering a great game in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.”
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is currently scheduled to release for current- and next-gen systems, as well as PC and Stadia, by the end of the year.
[Source: Ashraf Ismail]