Ubisoft Montreal on Désilets’s move: It’s a “shocker”

Tuesday, 19th October 2010 17:31 GMT By Justin Kranzl


Patrice Désilets’ decision to join THQ and create a studio in Montreal has seen an empathetic if surprised response from senior Ubisoft Montreal staff. Publicly, at least.

Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood producer Vincent Pontbriand is reported by CVG as describing the move as a “shocker”, before adding he might have done the same thing. Brand manager Eric Gallant dubbed the move as “unfortunate”.

Both Pontbriand and Gallant stressed the Assassin’s Creed series was a team effort and that Ubisoft Montreal was in good hands.

“He didn’t come up with all the ideas himself. There is a fifteen-person core team. We’re fine,” said Pontbriand.

Désilets left the company just prior to E3 2010 to take a break after finishing his work on Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood.

One of Désilets’s friends and co-workers, AC associate producer Jean-Francois Boivin told press at the time that it wasn’t a big surprise as “he’s been talking about taking a break for a long time.”



  1. endgame

    “He didn’t come up with all the ideas himself.” just, most of them. :D

    #1 4 years ago
  2. alimokrane

    AOne person doesnt make a game. It’s a team effort, it’s not even just those 15 people it’s possibly the 100/200 or so people who slaved for hours and pulled their hair out at their desks drawing, animating…. programming etc

    I hate the world we live in where just a few take the credit for the hard work of millions! This includes every famous figure of game making!

    #2 4 years ago
  3. endgame

    I was joking! ^^

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Crysis

    @ I understand what you mean, but there are some Innovative minds in the industry who do come up with many of the game’s backstory, so individual talent helps, but it’s a joint team effort who builds the game.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Kuwabara

    He left cause he couldn’t get any from Jade Raymond.

    #5 4 years ago

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