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Ubisoft San Francisco Hires Four Telltale Veterans

by Jeff Cork on Feb 24, 2017 at 08:09 AM

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Ubisoft has announced that four former Telltale Games employees have joined the ranks of Ubisoft San Francisco. The quartet, who have worked on games including The Walking Dead, Minecraft: Story Mode, and Tales from the Borderlands, will be working on the narratives of future projects.

“We are excited to welcome these strong industry veterans to our skilled team at Ubisoft San Francisco,” François Pelland, executive producer at Ubisoft San Francisco, told the Ubisoft Blog. “As we continue to expand our portfolio of games, we look to hire the best talent in the industry and infuse team members with a shared passion for development.”

The new employees include senior design directors Dennis Lenart and Nick Herman, narrative director Pierre Shorette, and creative producer Adam Sarasohn. 

[Source: Ubisoft Blog]


Our Take
These guys have in many ways shaped some of Telltale Games' biggest releases. Lenart and Herman directed and created the cinematics for the first season of The Walking Dead, respectively, and Shorette was lead writer on the second season and Tales from the Borderlands. It should be interesting to hear what Ubisoft San Francisco's next project is, and why it lured four employees away from Telltale.