Dragon Age developer’s King Arthur game canned by Ubisoft’s former creative director

Dragon Age artistic director Mike Laidlaw was at one time engaged on a recreation at Ubisoft based mostly on King Arthur.

In line with a Bloomberg report, Mike Laidlaw was engaged on the RPG title codenamed Avalon, nevertheless it was canceled by Ubisoft’s former chief artistic officer, Serge Hascoet.

Hascoet, as , was additionally the one who put the kibosh on having Kassandra as the one lead in Murderer’s Creed Odyssey as “girls don’t promote.”

The report states that Avalon was a “big-budget journey involving tales of King Arthur and his Spherical Desk,” set in a fantasy world. It additionally featured co-op which was mentioned to much like the Monster Hunter collection.

Laidlaw, who joined Ubisoft Quebec in 2018 left the corporate earlier this 12 months, after the crew tried to pitch new concepts solely to have them shot down by Hascoet. One of many themes included Greek mythology and one other had a science fiction theme. The sport was canned within the fall of 2019, and Laidlaw left in January.

Hascoet was apparently not a fan of fantasy video games, and advised the crew in the event that they have been going to make one, it wanted to be “higher than Tolkien.” He additionally reportedly rejected pitches for different fantasy-style video games, in line with individuals aware of the matter.

It was introduced earlier this month that Hascoet had resigned over sexual misconduct at Ubisoft, and among the accusations additionally included alienating high-profile staff, and stifling creativity, in line with the report.

Relating to the assorted allegations made in opposition to the corporate of late, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot remarked in traders name final week that every time the corporate had been made conscious of misconduct, it acted.

“It has now change into clear that sure people betrayed the belief I positioned in them and didn’t adhere to Ubisoft’s shared values,” he mentioned.

And, following a variety of different allegations, Ubisoft introduced the departure of two different executives, Cecile Cornet, and Ubisoft Canada head Yannis Mallat.

In mild of the problems on the firm, Ubisoft can also be making some main adjustments inside the group with a five-point plan, one in all which is the hiring of unbiased exterior consultants to research the allegations “with all the mandatory rigor.”

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