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Alexandre Amancio, the creative director of Assassin's Creed Revelations, has left Ubisoft. Amancio left the studio to take a new role as chief creative officer at Cossette, a marketing company based in Quebec City, Canada. He first joined Ubisoft in 2005 and previously worked on FarCry 2."Video games and advertising have many common elements. In both industries, we are always looking for new ways to engage the consumer to the brand," said Amancio. "In addition, like advertising, the video game industry must now take into account and supply a very important social dimension in its development and strategies. The game is no longer just a game, it's a community, relations between players, and the brand. "Ubisoft declined to comment on his departure to Game Informer.This the second time in less than two years Ubisoft has seen a high-profile developer leave. Assassin's Creed creative director Patrice Désilets left Ubisoft in 2010 to join THQ and took three others with him.[Source: Cossette]
Assassin's Creed Revelations isn't a bad game at all, but Ubisoft needs to take it's time and make the next one truely innovative or it will get stale fast. Maybe they will hire a new creative director to give the series that spark it needs.
I love this game!! But ubisoft needs to pull there self together!!
Has left Ubisoft. #spellingerrorfairy
Maybe they din't wanted to do the same thing each year.. Maybe they got bored.
Shame. Although ACR definitely wasn't the best entre in the series, it was still a pretty fun game.
another one bites the dust :(
I don't think it is that big of a deal to be honest. ACR could have been better but it really wasn't bad it was still a great game. Yes, they do need to step it up but only in the sense of the new toys they give us have to be good... "cough" "cough" Den defense
I don't understand how people can say AC:R is any good, let alone great. That game was far from the greatness that was ACII. And the sad part is that Ubisoft only did it to make money. It was not a necessary game to make. They could have easily taged on a DLC for AC Brotherhood to help complete the story of Ezio. AC:R is just a downright awful and ugly game. Ive tried to like it, and it just doesn't have that same feel that ACII and AC:B have had. If the third is going to be anything like AC:R, Im not buying it. And to think I use to hold this series as the best of this Generation of new I.P.s
Anyone else sense a conspiracy theory here?
And...boom goes the dynamite.
Hopefully this isn't a sign of things to come. I love Assassin's Creed but I wasn't entirely satisfied with what I got in Revelations when compared to Brotherhood and AC2. Maybe this will change some of the things I personally didn't like about ACR, like the redesign of Desmond's features and the downsizing of the city, but I don't think it bodes well when your CCDs leave two years in a row.
Won't be able to tell for sure whether Amancio's departure was due to not wanting to be at Ubi anymore or if he just felt the new job was better suited him unless he says something. Though Desilets' departure did seem that way, or perhaps even more in response to where they decided to take the franchise. As a hopeful future game designer I personally couldn't blame him for wanting to leave a situation where he was trying to coordinate between six separate studios.
C'mon just one more year ubisoft