Longtime Senior Developer at Ubisoft Patrick Plourde left the company after almost 20 years.
Plourde announced earlier this week (April 13) that he is leaving Ubisoft after working at the studio for almost two decades and has founded an independent creative consultancy. In a tweet on his personal Twitter account, Plourde referenced the various games he has worked on such as: Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas, Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry 3, Watch Dogs 2and child of lightand said: “It has been a privilege to work with everyone at Ubi on these great games! Now I am happy to announce that I am starting my own independent creative consultancy where I will continue to work with Ubisoft and also spend time on some personal projects.
The now-ex-Ubisoft developer also issued a statement to Axios (via VGC), saying he will “have a position outside of a traditional structure (with cross-departmental mandate)” and “will be able to engage with other areas outside of gaming” without having to ask Ubisoft for permission.
Plourde has held a variety of roles during his time at the company. He was a game designer on the original Assassin’s Creed and later served as a director Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood. He also served as creative director for the indie platform role-playing game Child of Light and Far Cry 3 in 2014.
Ubisoft has struggled to retain a large number of its employees in recent years, as noted in a report by Axios late last year on what was known internally as “The Great Exodus”. About five of the top 25 people who worked on it Far cry 6 The company reportedly left, as did 12 of the top 50 Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Interviews reported that low pay, competitive positions elsewhere, creative frustration, and how headquarters handled complaints of sexism and harassment in the workplace influenced employees’ decisions to leave the company.
R6 Vegas, AC, FC3, CoL, WD2…it was a privilege to work with everyone at Ubi on these great games!
Now I am happy to announce that I am starting my own independent creative consultancy where I will continue to work with Ubisoft and also devote time to some personal projects.
— Patrick Plourde (@patrick_plourde) April 13, 2022
https://www.vg247.com/far-cry-3-creative-director-leaves-ubisoft-after-almost-two-decades-at-the-company Far Cry 3’s creative director is leaving Ubisoft after nearly two decades with the company