Staffing changes are really pretty common when a big title launches. It’s understandable, even; if you’ve just spent several years of your life working on a given title, you’ll probably be happy to move on and let someone else deal with the game once it’s out of the development cradle. This is all a roundabout way to provide speculative context for The Division’s former game director Ryan Barnard leaving Ubisoft and heading over to work for Hitman developer IO Interactive.
According to Barnard’s LinkedIn page, he had left the company back in February, which may raise a few eyebrows and suggest a few questions. All of those questions are purely speculative, of course; about all we know for certain when it comes to The Division’s performance is that it smashed the heck out of sales records.