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

Wednesday, 7th 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.

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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.

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4 Comments

  1. salarta

    And this crap Ubisoft is pulling on him is the reason I stopped buying anything Ubisoft, including the Assassin’s Creed series. Which is kind of a shame, because I was among the few people that considered AC3 to be good.

    I look forward to finding out what Desilets has planned. Unless there’s something grievously wrong, I’ll likely end up buying it.

    #1 7 months ago
  2. wally10975

    @salarta I likewise thought AC3 was good, but maybe that was because I played it on PC, and not PS3 like the others, and AC4 on PS4.

    #2 7 months ago
  3. Edo

    Can’t wait till he’s able to show us something that wont be made…

    #3 7 months ago
  4. Gheritt White

    @salarta If only you cared as much about real issues, like fracking or fractional reserve banking, rather than what bullshit videogames companies get up to.

    #4 7 months ago

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