Ubisoft Montreal director and scriptwriter, Corey May, has left the company. May has left, taking a new job at the Texas based independent game studio Certain Affinity.
May has spent almost ten years working at the company, contributing on projects such as the highly popular Assassins Creed franchise, and Prince of Persia: Two Thrones, he oversaw the narrative direction for all of the company’s projects.
The move might seem strange, but Certain Affinity are confident in his decision and in their own strength. They believe that he has come to the company as they enter a new phase.
“This is the first of several new key leadership positions as we evolve from helping others with AAA development to developing entire games on our own,” Certain Affinity president Max Hoberman said. “While multiplayer will continue to be an important part of our DNA and our project portfolio, we’re also intent on becoming experts at single-player and cooperative experiences. Best-in-class talent like Corey building and leading our Narrative Department is a huge leap in this direction, and his experience and perspective will be tremendous assets to us.”
May also stated that joining the company was a “once in a lifetime opportunity.”
Though Certain Affinity are known for working on multiplayer components, such as maps, for games like Halo 4, Left 4 Dead and Call of Duty Ghosts, they have teased at their own ideas in the works.
“The company is building new departments from the ground up, including the narrative team, which will work on all of its future projects,” the company said. ” “Certain Affinity is transforming itself from a studio doing primarily co-development on major AAA titles, into a stand-alone game development studio creating best-in-class, top-tier console and PC games.”
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