Eric Baptizat, a longtime Ubisoft developer and the sport director for Murderer’s Creed Valhalla, has departed the French firm to as a substitute be a part of up with EA Motive. Earlier than his latest departure, Baptizat spent a complete of 16 years at Ubisoft and labored on a number of video games within the Murderer’s Creed collection, together with Black Flag and Origins.
In keeping with Axios, Baptizat really made the transfer a number of months again and began at Motive in April. His new function sees him as recreation director on the EA-owned studio on a yet-unannounced mission.
The transfer comes at a little bit of a transitional time for EA Motive. Earlier this 12 months, the studio reportedly endured the cancellation of a mission that had been within the works for over half a decade (through RPS). Motive can also be presently rumored to be engaged on a revival of a dormant EA IP that some suspect could possibly be Useless Area.
It is one other notable departure from Ubisoft, and one which was stored considerably quieter than different high-profile exits made inside latest reminiscence. Baptizat’s determination to depart the Murderer’s Creed studio follows comparable choices from the likes of Charlie Guillemot, Remi Pellerin, and Alexandre Parizeau in addition to the misconduct-related firings of Tommy Francois and Ashraf Ismail all inside the final 12 months.