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Olivier Garneau (died 30 May 2014) was the Chief Creative Officer of Abstergo Entertainment, a subsidiary of Abstergo Industries,[1] as well as one of the few members of Abstergo Entertainment aware of its true nature as a Templar organization.[2]


CCO of Abstergo Entertainment

On 11 October 2013, Olivier appeared in an article of the Abstergo News Wire, celebrating Abstergo Entertainment's first anniversary.[3]

That same month, Olivier met a new research analyst who had just started working with Abstergo, asking which ancestor's genetic memories they were exploring as part of the Sample 17 Project, to which Project Lead Melanie Lemay replied that they were reliving Edward Kenway life, much to Garneau's excitement.[1]

On 14 October, [citation needed] Olivier was contacted by Abstergo Industries administrator Laetitia England to give a report of their progress in locating the Observatory through that same analyst's work, where he promised to work harder despite low funding and a lack of solid leads. Some time later, he communicated with Melanie about the importance of meeting Laetitia's demands.[1]

Shortly thereafter, Olivier left for a shareholder's meeting in Chicago, but never arrived. Concurrently, a hacker inside Abstergo Entertainment compromised various computers and security cameras in the facility, prompting a security lockdown. Melanie took charge in Olivier's stead and managed the breach, which she later concluded had been caused by the head of the technology department, an employee named John Standish.[1]

Death and aftermath

En route to Chicago, Olivier's transport was intercepted by an unknown assailant and murdered in the street.[4] Despite this, official word from Abstergo was that Olivier never made it to Chicago.[5] In late 2017, Abstergo employee Layla Hassan obtained CCTV footage of the assassination, which she kept in her personal files on other mysterious disappearances and deaths related to Abstergo.[4]

Behind the scenes




  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Assassin's Creed IV: Black FlagModern day
  2. Facebook Access the Animus (@AccessTheAnimus) on Facebook "Initiates Q&A with Darby McDevitt - Part I"
  3. Assassin's Creed: InitiatesSurveillance: "For Immediate Release"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Assassin's Creed: OriginsLayla Hassan's personal files: "The Gone Files: Olivier Garneau – Chicago CCTV Footage"
  5. Assassin's Creed: Origins – Layla Hassan's personal files: "The Gone Files: Olivier Garneau – Restaurant Bill"
  6. YouTube Assassin's Creed: Revelations - Closing Credits on the Assassin's Creed Series YouTube channel
  7. Twitter Darby McDevitt (@DarbyMcDevitt) on Twitter "Nobody knows for sure. My headcanon is that he actually defected to the Assassins. Perhaps I'll make that true." (screenshot)
  8. Assassin's Creed IV: Black FlagNoob's personal files: "Abstergo Entertainment: CONFIDENTIAL - Subject - RE: Potential time periods?"