Creative director Alex Hutchinson – better known for his work on Far Cry 4 and Assassin’s Creed 3 – has left Ubisoft to start a new development studio.
Hutchinson made the announcement on Twitter over the weekend.
So! I left Ubisoft after 7 years. Extremely proud of all we achieved on Far Cry and Assassins but very excited to build something new.— Alex Hutchinson (@BangBangClick) April 7, 2017
As Gamasutra reports (via Polygon), Hutchinson will be starting a new development house called Typhoon Studios. He’ll be joined by former EA executive producer Reid Schneider, whom he worked with in the past decade. The studio will be based in Montreal.
"Probably won't have much to announce in the near future as we hire, build our studio, buy a coffee machine and build Ikea furniture," Hutchinson tweeted. "But we are hard at work imagining a brand new world."