Thursday, March 14, 2013

Ubisoft Welcomes Back Patrice Desilets, Creator of Assassin's Creed

There are few in the world of gaming that become so essential to the fate of a series or franchise like Patrice Desilets, the acclaimed game designer who created the Assassin's Creed.

Desilets left Ubisoft to join THQ Montreal in 2011 as Creative Director. Alas, as we all know, THQ fell to bankruptcy earlier this year and many games were auctioned off or are in limbo and employees like Patrice became free agents.

Ubisoft has announced today that Desilets has returned to the company after Ubisoft had acquired THQ Montreal.

"We are very pleased to welcome Patrice to Ubisoft again and anticipate that this renewed partnership will produce new ideas and high-quality titles for Ubisoft's customers," a spokesperson said.

"In the coming weeks we'll be looking at how to offer an organizational structure that provides continuity for the creative teams involved," the spokesperson said at the time Polygon interviewed him.

"Unannounced projects from THQ Montreal are included as part of the acquisition."

The two projects in question, are 1666; the working title for the project helmed by Desilets, and another project codenamed Underdog.


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