Russell Lees, Veteran Writer Of Assassin’s Creed And Far Cry Sagas, Has Passed Away

Russell Lees has worked on Ubisoft Montreal franchises for more than a decade



Russell Lees, a veteran writer, best known for his work at Ubisoft, has died. He was best known for his work on the company’s sagas, such as Assassin’s Creed itself and Watch Dogs and Far Cry. It was the narrative director of the Assassin’s Creed series, Darby McDevitt, who shared the news of his death in a tweet in which other industry colleagues mourned his loss.

We lost a dear friend and brilliant colleague this week. Writer and Narrative Designer Russell Lees was a part of the Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry families for over a decade. All who worked with him will attest to his patience, his generosity, his passion, & his bright spirit,” McDevitt wrote on his personal Twitter profile.

Navid Khavari, narrative director on Far Cry 6, shared a few words in remembrance of Russell Lees: “He was such an absolute pleasure to work with briefly on AC Unity. Even working between two cities, we had a great time working on the mysteries and he was always so kind, generous, and an incredibly sharp writer. Can’t believe he’s gone,” he wrote on Twitter.

As we can read on Russell Lees’ official website, some of his last works have been enjoyed very recently, such as the Wrath of the Druids DLC for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. He also wrote additional content for games such as Assassin’s Creed Origins, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and Far Cry 5, and also worked on Watch Dogs 2. Before Ubisoft Montreal, Lees worked at Pandemic Studios, where he wrote Warrior: Ten Hammers, and in 1995 he wrote and directed The Dark Eye, a point and click horror adventure game adapting the work of Edgar Allen Poe.

Source: vandal

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