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“Chief Parkour Officer” Is an Actual Job at Ubisoft, But the Position has Already Been Filled.

Ubisoft has increased the Assassin’s Creed team this week, but not by hundreds, or tens, but by just one. The new role titled “Chief Parkour Officer” has gone to free-running expert,  Michael “Frosti” Zernow, who’ll be advising the development team on how to make the Parkour featured in the game look more realistic.

The report comes from CVG who heard from the horses mouth that Zernow will be joining the team in an effort to add “authenticity and accuracy” to the free-running that’s found throughout the Assassin’s Creed franchise. Zernow comes from a world renowned free-running team, Tempest Freerunning, and has previously performed motion capture for various video games in the past.

According to the release, at Ubisoft, Zernow will “serve in a strategic advisory role, ensuring an ongoing commitment to the authenticity and accuracy of parkour beginning with the October 28 launch of Assassin’s Creed Unity”, he’ll also be making an appearance at the San Diego Comic Con at the ‘Assassin’s Creed Experience,’ an obstacle course, designed by Zernow and the team at Tempest Freerunning to “bring to life the French Revolution setting of Assassin’s Creed Unity”.

So there you have it, who’d have thought jumping over walls could achieve such a high calibre job!

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