Ashraf Ismail, creative director of Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, leaves the development after being accused of inappropriate behavior with young fans.

Ashraf Ismail, creative director of Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, leaves his position in the project to “deal appropriately” with various personal problems. In two short tweets, Ismail comments that his life is “shattered” after being accused of extramarital affairs and inappropriate behavior with young fans.

“There are hundreds of talented people striving to build an experience for you who don’t deserve to be involved in this. I wish everyone the best, ”he concludes. In recent days, a Twitter user posted screenshots of intimate conversations with the creative, which triggered the previously discussed allegations.

Ashraf Ismail steps in on the project to take a leave of absence. The development team at is committed to delivering a great game with Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, ”a Ubisoft representative told Polygon.

Before heading his latest work, Ashraf did the same in two installments of the same saga. Both Assassin’s Creed: Origins and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag are part of his career as a director. Despite the bump, the title maintains its release date for the end of 2020 on PS5, Xbox Series X, PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Google Stadia.

Ubisoft promises “mysteries and intrigue” with Eivor

The protagonist of Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla will be canon regardless of the sex you choose. Narby director, narrative director, calmed fans by referring to Eivor as a character who feels “consistent and complete.” “There are a lot of interesting mysteries and intrigue around the Eivor character; I am eager that you can delve into those mysteries, “he added.

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