Alex Hutchinson has left Ubisoft after seven years with the French developers. During his time there, Hutchinson was most notably creative director for both Assassin’s Creed 3 and Far Cry 4. Yep, the worst Creed game and one of the best Far Crys.
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Hutchinson announced the news in a series of tweets:
So! I left Ubisoft after 7 years. Extremely proud of all we achieved on Far Cry and Assassins but very excited to build something new.— Alex Hutchinson (@BangBangClick) April 7, 2017
The new company is called Typhoon Studios, and Hutchinson will be joined there by Reid Schneider, executive producer on Batman: Arkham Knight and head of production on Mad Max at Warner Bros.
Hutchinson notes that there probably won’t be any game announcements for a while, as the studio hires people and fills with Ikea furniture. He does note that they are still “hard at work imagining a brand new world”, however.