Assassin's Creed Valhalla's Creative Director Ashraf Ismail Steps Down From Project

Assassin's Creed is a quite well-known franchise and many big names have had a great influence on the franchise, including Ashraf Ismail. Ismail is popularly best known for directing Assassin's Creed Origins and Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. He was also said to be creative directing Assassin's Creed Valhalla, which is supposed to be releasing this Fall. 

However, Ismail will no longer be working on Assassin's Creed Valhalla as he is currently facing a series of allegations from fans. 

Ismail took it to Twitter to state that he would be stepping down from his role as Creative Director for Assassin's Creed Valhalla. He added that he has to deal with personal issues in his life. Ismail has since deleted his Twitter account, but someone was able to capture a screenshot of his tweets.

"I am stepping down from my beloved project to properly deal with the personal issues in my life. The lives of my family and my own are shattered," Ismail wrote. "I am deeply sorry to everyone hurt in this. [...] There are hundreds of talented, passionate people striving to build an experience for you that do not deserve to be associated with this. I wish them all the best."

The tweet followed shortly after an allegation from a Twitter user, who said that he lied about his marital status and he was engaged in extra-marital affairs. It is also said that the accuser did not work with Ismail. Ubisoft also provided a short statement about Ismail's resignation. "Ashraf Ismail is stepping down from the project to take a leave of absence," the company said. "The development team is committed to delivering a great game in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla."

From the statement issued by Ubisoft, it seems that Ismail hasn't been fired by Ubisoft, and stepping down from his current role was a personal decision. 

Recently, allegations of sexual assault and harassment have been levied against several video game developers, streamers, and journalists. Earlier this week, Chris Avellone had to leave Techland after several allegations of workplace sexual harassment were made against him. 

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