Ashraf Ismail, creative director of the action role-playing game Assassin's Creed Valhalla, has been fired for misconduct. Ismail had already resigned a few weeks ago, but has remained an employee of Ubisoft so far.
Yesterday, Thursday, August 13th, the development team was behind the action adventure Assassin's Creed Valhalla informed that the creative director, Ashraf Ismail, has been fired. This is reported by the Kotaku website, which received the relevant message.
The creative director has to go
"After an investigation by an outside company, it was found that Ashraf's employment with Ubisoft had to be terminated," the statement said. "We are unable to provide details of this confidential investigation."
Ashraf Ismail himself resigned from his post in June after it became known that he apparently had affairs with several women, even though he is actually married. A streamer named Dani made her affair with the creative director public because she didn't want the same thing to happen to other women. According to her, she was already in contact with a few other women with whom Ashraf Ismail allegedly also had affairs. Everyone is part of the gaming community.
Ubisoft said back then that further investigations would be carried out. These have now led to Ashraf Ismail having to leave the company. Investigations into misconduct and sexual harassment in the company are still ongoing. So there could be more layoffs. However, Ubisoft often only notifies the affected teams internally. Basically, only the layoffs of important managers and employees who are representative of the community reach the public.
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