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Skull & Bones Co-Director Leaves Ubisoft After 15 Years

Skull & Bones' infamously tortured development continues.
Skull & Bones' infamously tortured development continues. / Photo courtesy of Ubisoft

Ubisoft Singapore associate game director and Skull & Bones lead Antoine Henry has left Ubisoft after more than 15 years with the company.

"I'm thankful for the people I've met and what they brought me professionally and personally," he wrote on his LinkedIn page. Although he said he is preparing for "new exciting adventures very soon," he did not reveal where he was going next.

Henry joined Ubisoft in 2007 to work as a game designer on Rayman Raving Rabbids 2 for the Wii. After working on the Rabbids series for a few years, he moved to the Just Dance series, and then to Watch Dogs as a senior game designer. In 2014, he decamped from France and moved to Ubisoft's Singapore office, where he became a lead game designer working on Skull & Bones and Assassin's Creed Valhalla.

Henry's departure leaves the long-gestating pirate adventure Skull & Bones without a captain. Ubisoft first revealed the game at E3 2017, but has had little to show for the ensuing years of work. Reporting indicated the game had been rebooted at least once over the course of its development, and Ubisoft formally delayed the game to fiscal year 2022-2023 in May, placing its release date some time between April 1, 2022 and March 31, 2023.

Ubisoft has come under fire in recent years for reported toxicity, gender-based discrimination and sexual harassment across its many offices. Ubisoft Singapore's managing director, Hugues Ricour, was one of the high level employees to be affected by the reckoning, as Ubisoft replaced him as studio head last year. Ricour remains