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The former creative director of Assassin’s Creed is back in the industry thanks to Tencent

Axios, citing its sources and Tencent-owned Chinese group TiMi Studio, reported that former Assassin’s Creed Valhalla director Ashraf Ismail has found a new job.

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Let’s remind that in the summer of 2020, Ismail, in connection with the disclosure of details of his personal life, resigned from the position of head of Valhalla and creative director of the series “on vacation” and according to the results of the investigation; internal , Ubisoft has been fired.

Ismail, it turns out, has been hired by Tencent to help lead the unannounced game’s development as a “consulting creative director” at Montreal’s TiMi Studio Group (which opened last July).

Ismail directed Assassin’s Creed IV. The development of Black Flag and Assassin’s Creed Origins.

“During our time working with Ash, he conducted himself professionally and was always willing to learn and grow as a team member and as a person,” said an unnamed TiMi Studio Group representative.

However, Tencent never officially announced Ismail’s hiring, and he himself did not mention working with TiMi on his online resume on LinkedIn. Unlike other employees of the Montreal studio, many of whom were previously registered with Ubisoft.

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