A contribution from Constantin Pläcking. We should not kid ourselves: Many more people in the world will learn about history from a computer game than from an essay in a historical periodical. Like it, or not. This makes Maxime Durand a more influential historian than most professors at University will ever be. The reason: He is the in-house historian at Ubisoft Montreal, the video game studio which develops Assassin’s Creed. Picture - Source: Copyright by Ubisoft.