Skull and Bones Affiliate Director Antoine Henry has left Ubisoft Singapore. The Ubisoft veteran labored on the firm for practically 15 years and helped develop big-name titles resembling Watch Canines and Murderer’s Creed Valhalla. Henry additionally beforehand labored on Cranium and Bones as a Lead Sport Designer till 2017, after which he grew to become Affiliate Director. The information of Henry’s departure comes after earlier reviews from final 12 months that the sport suffered from years of extensive management issues.
What Occurred to Cranium and Bones?
Ubisoft introduced Cranium and Bones at E3 2017. Nonetheless, the event of the sport initially began as DLC for Murderer’s Creed Black Flag again in 2013. The title later grew to become its personal IP, with Ubisoft’s Singapore workplace heading the challenge. Issues hadn’t gone too properly on the studio, although. In 2020, Ubisoft Singapore eliminated its former Managing Director Hugues Ricour after a number of staff accused him of sexual harassment and misconduct.
Goodbye Ubisoft! After practically 15 years, at this time was my final day.
I am grateful for the individuals I’ve met and what they introduced me professionally and personally. Hopefully I used to be in a position to give again just a little bit.
On to new thrilling adventures very quickly! pic.twitter.com/XT7PWwhOGB
— Antoine Henry (@bob2356) December 23, 2021
Even earlier than that, the challenge reportedly suffered from an absence of inventive imaginative and prescient due partially to meddling from the Paris workplace. Previous and present Ubisoft staff 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.
In truth, the event of Cranium and Bones restarted but once more just last year. The reviews additionally point out a cope with the Singapore authorities by which the studio would obtain subsidies in change for growing a live-service sport within the close to future, including much more strain to an already rocky challenge.
Thankfully, growth appears to be going at a gradual 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 could not spell doom for the challenge, as long as somebody can step as much as take their place.
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