After nearly 12 years of working for Ubisoft and having a creative hand in Splinter Cell and Assassin’s Creed, as well as the director of Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, Dean Evans has decided to leave the company. Game Informer scored an exclusive interview with him that we suggest you check out, in which its revealed that the company recently shelved a new game he was working on, and rather than taking a new leading role in the Parid division, he decided it was time to move on. Here’s a brief snippet from the piece.
“I split with my wife, and then the project I was working on was canceled. All of this massive s— going on at the same time and I started thinking, ‘Is the best option for me to move to another foreign country?’ Evans says. “I’m 40 this year, and it’s so f—ing cliche, but you do think about it in the same way you do when you turn 30. These milestones, you start thinking about what you really want to be doing and whether you’re making the right decision.”
Evans says he’s leaving Ubisoft on good terms. Rather than immediately jump into a new endeavor, he plans to move back to the United Kingdom, then take some time off to travel. “I’ve been in the business now for over 20 years, nearly 12 of those have been at Ubisoft,” Evans says. “I’ve never really taken much of a break.”