Have you ever had a chance to play that 80’s synthwave scored, neon-lit, cyberpunk filled, action-film inspired spin-off called Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon? If so, you may be familiar with the creative director Dean Evans’ most ambitious project to date. However, many may not know his work behind the Splinter Cell and Assassin’s Creed franchises, and an unannounced project he’d been working on that ended up being canceled during development.
But things grew more turbulent for Dean Evans as he was offered an editorial leadership group role in Paris France, headed by creative officer Serge Hascoet. However, He was then offered a new role joining the editorial leadership group in Paris, headed by creative officer Serge Hascoet, but decided instead to move on to new ventures. But why would someone with such a career of them depart from a company such as Ubisoft? During an interview with Matt Bertz, Evans opened up about his split with his wife:
“I split with my wife, and then the project I was working on was cancelled. All of this massive shit going on at the same time and I started thinking, ‘Is the best option for me to move to another foreign country?’
I’m 40 this year, and it’s so fucking cliche, but you do think about it in the same way you do when you turn 30. These milestones, you start thinking about what you really want to be doing and whether you’re making the right decision.”
In the interview with Matt Bertz of Game Informer, Dean Evans didn’t discuss his future plans in the gaming industry, if he has any, however, he has opened up about his return to the UK where he will take time off, travel and relax after how busy he has been. But, Evans has opened up about the possibility of returning to the gaming industry as an independent studio.
“A lot of people have been complaining about the AAA business and the lack of risk taking, that I’d be a total fucking hypocrite if I moved forward and didn’t take any risks. So fuck it, I think I might go out and set up my own studio and see where that goes.”
But he wasn’t done discussing the age of 40 and up in his interview.
“The way I look at it is, without trying to s— on anyone, we’re at this point of the age of the designer-saur. There are going to be major changes coming in. When you speak to people about the next generation, you know who the designer-saurs are because they’ll start talking about PlayStation 5 or whatever the next Xbox is. They’re not talking about kids. You’ve still got 40-year old dudes making games for 40-year old dudes. No one’s going to f—ing care. That’s the balance that needs to shift.”
While Dean is certainly stepping out, for the time being, we know when his return is made, he’ll be bringing some major changes with him and a view of what the future is. You can see the full interview on Game Informer for more information.
You can see Dean Evans’ reveal of Trials of the Blood Dragon down below.
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