Ubisoft Loses Game Director Alex Hutchinson
Ubisoft's game director Alex Hutchinson has worked on A-list games like "Assassin's Creed 3" and "Far Cry 4". The game director reportedly took the gaming community by surprise when he officially confirmed that he is parting ways with the game developer after seven years. It was also communicated that the game director does not plan to join an existing developer, but he has expressed his desire to start his own game development studio.
Moreover, his new game studio will be named Typhoon Studios and will be joined by Reid Schneider, a fellow game designer and others as well. Most of the projects worked on by Alex Hutchinson during his time with Ubisoft apparently earned great reviews from most critics. Additionally, it was also noted that most of the games he directed turned out to be financially successful. However, "Assassin's Creed 3" and "Far Cry 4" failed to meet the expectations of the gaming community, reports Game Rant.
So! I left Ubisoft after 7 years. Extremely proud of all we achieved on Far Cry and Assassins but very excited to build something new.
— Alex Hutchinson (@BangBangClick) April 7, 2017
It is already established that Alex Hutchinson is capable of producing a top-shelf game, but Typhoon Studios is obviously an indie player with limited cash flow compared to Ubisoft. This leaves most gamers and critics unable to predict if their future titles will merit the same success as the established game studio. Several sources suspect that the game director's future endeavors might be a little controlled in terms of scale due to the game studio's financial limitations.
According to some Twitter posts from Alex Hutchinson, the former Ubisoft game director has not yet decided on their first project. He claims that Typhoon Studios will be "hard at work imagining a brand new world to inflict" on all of us. Fans have started to speculate on what kind of game the developer will release for their first title.
IGN reports that the official website for Typhoon Studios is still bare as of the moment. It seems that Alex Hutchinson and his team are still looking for more talent to fill in the ranks as indicated by their web page. Based on what the former Ubisoft game director is looking for, their requirements are reportedly people who have "OUTSTANDING talent who want to make waves in the industry" and also adds "people who are not afraid to be BOLD."