The creative director of Assassin's Creed Valhalla has announced that he's stepping down from the project "to properly deal with the personal issues in my life," following recent allegations that he has been engaging in extramarital affairs.
On his now deleted Twitter account, Ashraf Ismail issued the following statement (thanks Polygon):
“I am stepping down from my beloved project to properly deal with the personal issues in my life. The lives of my family and my own are shattered. I am deeply sorry to everyone hurt in this.”
Ubisoft also issued a statement to Polygon, stating that “Ashraf Ismail is stepping down from the project to take a leave of absence," and that "the development team is committed to delivering a great game in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.”