Cranium and Bones Affiliate Director Antoine Henry has left Ubisoft Singapore. The Ubisoft veteran labored on the firm for almost 15 years and helped develop big-name titles corresponding to Watch Canines and Murderer’s Creed Valhalla. Henry additionally beforehand labored on Cranium and Bones as a Lead Recreation Designer till 2017, after which he turned Affiliate Director. The information of Henry’s departure comes after earlier studies from final yr that the sport suffered from years of in depth administration points.
What Occurred to Cranium and Bones?
Ubisoft introduced Cranium and Bones at E3 2017. Nevertheless, the event of the sport initially began as DLC for Murderer’s Creed Black Flag again in 2013. The title later turned its personal IP, with Ubisoft’s Singapore workplace heading the venture. Issues hadn’t gone too nicely on the studio, although. In 2020, Ubisoft Singapore eliminated its former Managing Director Hugues Ricour after a number of workers accused him of sexual harassment and misconduct.
Goodbye Ubisoft! After almost 15 years, at this time was my final day.
I am grateful for the folks I’ve met and what they introduced me professionally and personally. Hopefully I used to be capable of give again somewhat bit.
On to new thrilling adventures very quickly! pic.twitter.com/XT7PWwhOGB
— Antoine Henry (@bob2356) December 23, 2021
Even earlier than that, the venture reportedly suffered from a scarcity of inventive imaginative and prescient due partially to meddling from the Paris workplace. Previous and present Ubisoft workers claimed that higher-ups would panic and scrap core ideas of the sport, leading to a number of full overhauls over its 8-year growth interval.
The truth is, the event of Cranium and Bones restarted but once more simply final yr. The studies additionally point out a take care of the Singapore authorities through which the studio would obtain subsidies in trade for creating a live-service recreation within the close to future, including much more strain to an already rocky venture.
Thankfully, growth appears to be going at a gentle tempo now. Whereas Cranium and Bones was initially delayed to 2023, it has since stayed on schedule as per a monetary report launched again in October 2021. Antoine Henry’s departure might not spell doom for the venture, as long as somebody can step as much as take their place.
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