“Nobody cares” about loss of physical media, says Désilets

Thursday, 27 June 2013 22:45 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Assassin’s Creed creator Patrice Déstilets has said a digital-only future is inevitable, and “there’s nothing you can do about it”.

Speaking to GamesIndustry, the former Ubisoft Montreal and THQ Montreal leader seemed to suggest compared the backlash over Microsoft’s Xbox One policies to another digital revolution.

“Yeah, games come on disc, and I get it guys you were really pissed off,” he said. “But, deep down, nobody cares about not having CDs any more.

“The future is digital, and there’s nothing you can do about it.”

Désilets said that “the future is digital all the way” and that because if this”eventually AAA will make money again”.

“Right now we are at a crossroads in our industry, but I don’t believe the AAA blockbuster will die,” he said.

“Maybe the way it is distributed will change, but it won’t die.”

Désilets parted ways with Ubisoft – again – after his new studio was purchased in the wake of THQ’s collapse. He doesn’t seem very pleased about it and is fighting for control of his project 1666: Amsterdam.

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