“It is not without emotion that I must tell you that after 8 assassins, 16 years at Ubisoft, I have decided to set sail for new adventures and new challenges. I want to thank from the bottom of my heart our wonderful community and the incredible talents with whom I have had the chance to collaborate during these extraordinary years. Thank you also to you, Ubisoft, for your trust and the fantastic projects we have carried out together! Goodbye for now, these years will remain unforgettable“, he wrote by way of goodbye, believing that it was time to try a”another leap of faith“, in homage to the series he embraced from the first episode, released in 2007, to the recent Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.
Lacoste, 46, therefore leaves for other adventures, after having spent most of his career in Montreal, starting on other important projects for the publisher such as Prince of Persia: Les Sables du Temps, before to follow on the King Kong of Peter Jackson, directed at the time by Michel Ancel. After two years of gap and a detour by Electronic Arts to work on a new IP which will not finally see the light of day, the Frenchman, graduated in studies in Art, Media and Photography in France and holder of a Master of art in Animation 3D in England, joined Ubi Montreal again to take part in the development of episodes of the Assassin series. He will become “Franchise Art Director” in 2012, notably contributing to the panoramas of Assassin’s Creed Origins. The illustrator always keeps his portfolio open for those who want to get a glimpse of his work.