Assassin’s Creed creator “working on” having something to show soon

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 04:54 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Assassin’s Creed creator Patrice Désilets may be able to show off his latest project quite soon.


Désilets has been under a non-compete clause since his latest departure from Ubisoft; according to industry observer Superannuation, this contract expires on Friday this week.

In response to a query from the sleuth as to whether Désilets would have “something interesting” to show within the next few weeks as a result of the contract’s expiration, the developer responded in the affirmative.

“Probably yes. At least I’m working on it,” he said.

We don’t know how the legal tussle between Désilets and Ubisoft ended, but at THQ Montreal and for a brief period again at Ubisoft, Désilets was working on an IP called 1666: Amsterdam.

Ubisoft shelved the project but retained all rights by not outright cancelling it, according to industry rumour. Désilets vowed to pursue the matter but we haven’t heard of any progress.

According to former THQ games boss Danny Bilson, 1666: Amsterdam was only in production for about a year before Ubisoft closed it down, thanks to Désilets’s original non-compete clause.