Raphael Lacoste, art director for eight Assassin’s Creed and Prince of Persia games, has announced his departure from Ubisoft. Lacoste is the latest high-profile creative person to leave the leading company Ubisoft amid turmoil at a multinational publisher.
During his 16 years at Ubisoft, Lacoste has contributed to the majority of Assassin’s Creed games, including the original 2007 game, Revelations (2012), Black Flag (2013), Origins (2017), and Valhalla (2020). Lacoste himself described his departure as emotional, but he is looking for new adventures with changes.
His work has helped create some of the most beautiful historical scenery. The games allow players to explore stunning recreated locations such as Ancient Egypt, 16th century Constantinople, and 18th-century Caribbean islands.