Ubisoft has hired Michael ‘Frosti’ Zernow to serve as the “chief parkour officer” to improve the “authenticity and accuracy” of the free running mechanics in the Assassin’s Creed franchise.
Zernow is part of Tempest Freerunning, a group of world-class free runners, but he has also performed in motion capture sessions for video games, according to Ubisoft’s press release.
“Ubisoft’s new Chief Parkour Officer 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,” the press release states.
Zernow will also be at the “Assassin’s Creed Experience” at San Diego Comic Con this year. The attraction is an obstacle course designed by Zernow and Tempes Freerunning to “bring to life the French Revolution setting of Assassin’s Creed Unity.”
“Open to the public, the engaging live event is designed to teach consumers the same moves they would perform in Assassin’s Creed Unity and provide an exciting opportunity to try their hand at in-game techniques including running across rooftops and performing a 25-foot ‘Leap of Faith’ Inspired by the franchise’s iconic move,” Ubisoft explains.
The Assassin’s Creed Experience will be on the Martin Luther King Jr. Promenade across the street from the San Diego Convention Center. It will be open to the public from Thursday July 24th to Sunday, July 27th.