The creator of the Assassin’s Creed franchise hasn’t seen the movie that was spawned by the game series. In a presentation at Develop: Brighton earlier this week, Raymond said that her connection to the movie had waned over time.
Raymond is credited as a co-creator of the first game in the series, which she worked on as a producer, before going on to become executive producer of Assassin’s Creed II. At the conference, she said that she didn’t see the Assassin's Creed movie, which starred Academy Award winners Marillon Cotillard and Jeremy Irons, as well as nominee Michael Fassbender, when it released in 2016.
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Speaking at Develop, Raymond said that she was invited to the film’s premiere, but “didn’t really want to go.” She mentioned that she “was keeping tabs on it a little bit,” because she had been involved in the initial brief, but “didn’t really stay involved.” Raymond moved on from Assassin’s Creed to become executive producer of new IP at Ubisoft Montreal, working on Watch Dogs, as well as other new titles.
Later on during the conference, Raymond said that while the film “didn’t really faze” her, an entirely separate event had done. She says that seeing one of her daughter’s friends wearing an Assassin’s Creed Halloween costume while on the school run was “one of the craziest moments” of working on the series.
The Assassin’s Creed Odyssey release date is October 5. The next iteration takes the series to Ancient Greece, and is set during the Peloponnesian War between Sparta and Athens. New Regency, the company who produced the Assassin’s Creed movie, are said to be making a series of sequels to the films, with the second film reportedly having entered development during the production of the first movie.