“Chief parkour officer” is now a real games industry job

Thursday, 17 July 2014 02:28 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Assassin’s Creed will be developed with assistance from its new, official “chief parkour office”, Ubisoft has announced.


Ubisoft has increased the Assassin’s Creed team by one in appointing Michael “Frosti” Zernow to the unique role.

CVG reports Zernow’s job will be help make Assassin’s Creed’s free running more realistic.

This will have the parkour expert serving “in a strategic advisory role, ensuring an ongoing commitment to the authenticity and accuracy of parkour”.

Ubisoft’s announcement makes it sound like Zernow’s stint will even have an effect on Assassin’s Creed: Unity, which hits PC, PS4 and Xbox One in October.

Zernow is well-known in the parkour world for his group Tempest Freerunning, and has lent his services to games development before, in motion capture sessions.