Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla’s creative director has been fired
Ashraf Ismail was accused of misconduct
Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla and Origins’ creative director Ashraf Ismail has had his employment terminated, following accusations of extramarital affairs.
That’s according to internal documents obtained by Kotaku. According to the publication, employees at the Ubisoft Montreal office were notified of the decision yesterday.
“Following an investigation by an external firm, it was determined that Ashraf’s employment with Ubisoft had to be terminated,” reads the company message. “We cannot provide any details about this confidential investigation.”
In June Ismail was accused on Twitter of repeatedly attempting to engage in affairs by leveraging his status as a game director and lying about being single.
Following the allegations, Ismail announced he would be stepping down from his role working on Valhalla to “properly deal with the personal issues in my life.”
Ismail is the latest high profile employee to leave the Assassin’s Creed publisher, which has faced a significant number of accusations over the last month of sexual misconduct, harassment and assault.
Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has promised extensive changes and has already ousted prominent figures including the company’s heads of HR and Canadian studios.