Former Ubisoft developer blames Assassin’s Creed leak for series turmoil, but the leaker disagrees

Stanislav Costiuc, a former lead game designer at Ubisoft, has proclaimed one Assassin’s Creed leak by Kotaku in December 2014. He believes the AC Syndicate leak was one of the reasons the franchise has since moved away from the “classic AC” that Assassin’s Creed Mirage is trying to bring back. However, article author Jason Schreier, an established insider now reporting for Bloomberg, has responded to those comments by calling them “the biggest load of horses***.”

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While GTA 6 appears to have been leaked by the hacking group known as Lapsus$ (as reported by our sister site PlayStation Lifestyle), Costiuc, in a series of (now-deleted) tweets, explains how Schreier’s leak impacted future game development for the Assassin’s Creed franchise. He said in a tweet that his peers told him that “the overwhelmingly negative reception of the leak following the troubled release of Unity was an important factor in ensuring the franchise direction strayed as far away from classic AC as possible.” Additionally, he adds that the leak demoralized the team and “essentially caused” the disconnect between classic AC games and the RPG AC games like Odyssey and Valhalla.

In response, in a thread on Resetera, Schreier calls these comments “almost the biggest load of horses*** [he’s] seen today.” He says not only that the comments on the leak were mostly positive, but that the main reason Assassin’s Creed became an RPG series was in the “wildly negative reactions to Assassin’s Creed Unity because of the unfinished release.” lay. even scream replied directly to Costiuc’s tweet, say more or less the same thing. This led to Costiuc and Schreier a heated debate on Twitterwith Schreier asking Costiuc to verify this before sharing “damaging, wildly inflammatory office gossip from 2015,” while Costiuc says he’s merely expressing other developers’ opinions on the Assassin’s Creed series that weren’t shared in interviews .

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