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Former Assassin's Creed Creative Director Patrice Désilets Returns To Ubisoft

Posted by Damien McFerran

Back at Ubi after THQ's bankruptcy

Former Assassin's Creed lead developer Patrice Désilets has joined Ubisoft — the company he left in 2010 — after the French publisher acquired THQ Montreal, where he was employed as creative director.

The studio was up for sale following THQ's recent bankruptcy. Désilets was working on two previously unannounced projects, known as 1666 and Underdog. Both are now being handled by Ubisoft. It's not known if Désilets will be rejoining the Assassin's Creed team at this stage.

A Ubisoft representative said:

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.

Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag — the next entry in the million-selling franchise — comes to the Wii U later this year.

[via eurogamer.net]

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User Comments (5)

WiiLovePeace

#1

WiiLovePeace said:

I think that's kinda funny :p Quit Ubisoft to go to better pastures so they bought the studio he works at to get him back ;)

TheRegginator

#4

TheRegginator said:

It all makes sense now. Using inception, ninjas that work for Ubisoft planted the terrible idea for Udraw into the minds of THQ's software and hardware designers. This caused THQ to go bankrupt and sell off its studios and IPs. Ubisoft's plan all along was to buy THQ Montreal and re-enslave the escaped Patrice Désilets.

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