Olivier Garneau (died 30 May 2014) was the Chief Creative Officer of Abstergo Entertainment, a subsidiary of Abstergo Industries, as well as one of the few members of Abstergo Entertainment aware of its true nature as a Templar organization.
CCO of Abstergo Entertainment
On 14 October, 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 project lead Melanie Lemay about the importance of meeting Laetitia's demands.
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.
Death and aftermath
By late 2017, CCTV footage of the assassination had been obtained by Layla Hassan, which she classified as part of her "Gone Files", investigating mysterious disappearances and deaths related to Abstergo.
- Olivier shares his name with an AI/Game Programmer at Ubisoft Québec.
- Scriptwriter Darby McDevitt initially stated via Twitter that he originally thought of Olivier defecting to the Assassin Order as the canonical explanation for Olivier's disappearance. However with the release of Assassin's Creed: Origins this is apocryphal.
- In the Animus database entry of the Observatory there is a note from Olivier congratulating the researcher for finding it and saying he would report it to Laetitia England.
- Olivier Garneau claimed he was a descendant of François-Xavier Garneau.
- On Layla Hassan's computer, her files on Olivier include a receipt from Quinkie's. Quinkie's is a fast food chain featured in Watch Dogs. The CCTV image features a man attacking Olivier that looks very similar to Aiden Pearce, the protagonist of the first Watch Dogs game.
- As well as this, Watch Dogs is set in Chichago, and there is a mission called Requiescat In Pace (a quote commonly said by Ezio Auditore da Firenze) in which you kill Garneau.
- Assassin's Creed: Initiates (mentioned only)
- Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (first appearance)
- Assassin's Creed: Origins (CCTV Footage)