Assassin's Creed creator might reveal his next game soon

Patrice Désilets says, "Probably yes...at least I'm working on it."

Assassin's Creed creator Patrice Désilets may be gearing up to show off his next project. Asked by Internet super-sleuth Superannuation (via CVG) if he has any interesting news to share in the coming weeks, Désilets responded, "Probably yes...at least I'm working on it."

According to Superannuation, Désilets has been under a "no-compete" clause since he was let go from Ubisoft last year which has forbade him from showing any new games. This clause is apparently set to end at the end of the month, which would mean that Désilets could show off his new project if he wanted to.

Désilets originally left Ubisoft in 2010 to start a new studio, THQ Montreal, where he was working on a game called 1666: Amsterdam. Upon THQ's bankruptcy, Ubisoft stepped in to purchase THQ Montreal and the 1666: Amsterdam game itself.

The designer re-joined Ubisoft as part of the company's acquisition of THQ Montreal, but it didn't last long. Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said the company and Désilets "couldn't align our visio both on project development and team management." 1666: Amsterdam was put on hold and Désilets left Ubisoft again, suing the company on the way out for $400,000 and for rights to purchase the 1666: Amsterdam game from Ubisoft. The status of that lawsuit is unknown.

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kryotech
kryotech

I'll tell you what the game is, it's Creed of Hitmen, a game that is eerily similar to Assassin's Creed...

tightwad34
tightwad34

Yeah, and any dev out there might reveal there next game soon, or not. Oh, man that is so mind blowing and such necessary news.

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

Hopefully he got the rights to 1666 and Underdog back. I'm interested in seeing what he can do.

dasunderdog
dasunderdog

It was actually him that screwed over the now defunct THQ.


When he joined THQ, Dany Bilson and the other executives thought they were signing a star player and that would arrive with a kickass concept that would save the studio. So they allowed some clauses in his contract only no studio manager in his right mind would sign.


But when he arrived, he had no game concept at all. Just the name of a town and a date. He then went on to destroy his own team for two years with his poor management skills, lack of vision and his huge ego. When Ubisoft bought the studio after THQ went bankrupt, they realized that the 1666 concept was poor, the project was not where it should have been after all that development time and that the team was in shambles (with most that left because they didn't want to work with him and his clique anymore).


Then they saw his contract and all of the unusual clauses that gave him unlimited power over the franchise. They tried to negociate with him so they could remove some of the clauses from the contract and bring in some outside managers to help save the project, but his huge ego made them failed. Because of that the project was but on the ice indefinitely, the team disbanded and all the hard work done by the team was for naught.


Ubisoft are a bunch of crooks, yes, but in this particular case, they were the victims, not the other way around.

KeenoControl
KeenoControl

I wish him the best of luck! I read that he was working on 1666 AND a game codenamed Underdog with THQ Montreal. Maybe it's Underdog? Who knows...

deathstream
deathstream

Ubisoft screwed him over royally.  Everyone piles on EA, but it isn't like Activision and Ubisoft are any better.

phbz
phbz

Need for Fifa Creed.

kkrakhed
kkrakhed

Assassin's Creed 27: Dead Horse.

Gamer_4_Fun
Gamer_4_Fun

no compete clause? WTH ubisoft. This game made everything I loved in AC (the 2nd game), with him, most of those finer points disappeared.

ghost59
ghost59

According to Superannuation, Désilets has been under a "no-compete" clause since he was let go from Ubisoft last year which has forbade him from showing any new games. This clause is apparently set to end at the end of the month, which would mean that Désilets could show off his new project if he wanted to. 


this is stupid ^  he cant  show off his own game because ubisoft is such  a crowd.

shingui5
shingui5

So they buy out his game completely, kick him off the project, effectively scrap the game so it will never see the light of day, then they forbid him from announcing anything else?

Wtf is wrong with you, Ubisoft? 

chieflion
chieflion

Amsterdam 1666 sounds like assassins creed set in Amsterdam in 1666. 

What the fuck happened that was cool in 1666, and why does anyone care about Amsterdam (besides the fact that its drug and sex paradise)

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

Why do I have the feeling Ubi is just going to buy whatever company he goes to next?!

He might need a restraining order. No means no, Ubi. No means no.

Xristophoros
Xristophoros

feel bad for him. hope he manged to retain the rights to his ip and can finally move on from this mess. those working at ubisoft preventing him from doing so need to stfu and walk away from this.

23Jarek23
23Jarek23

So did he get his game back from Ubi? or...

Sushiglutton
Sushiglutton

Great news, I'm curious to see what it it. Probably not 1666 as we would have known if he had beaten Ubi in court (at least I guess so). Maybe some smaller indie project?

normanislost
normanislost

"i try to get out but they keep pulling me back in"

daviz88
daviz88

assassin creed creator? now that big news

DarkJedi8_basic
DarkJedi8_basic

"Probably yes...at least I'm working on it."

Half-Life 3 CONFIRMED!!!!

snacky_smorez
snacky_smorez

Who the hell is this guy? Was this article padded with history of his recent employment just so the author could fluff up the sorry of whether our not this guy may show a project?

Well I may eat breakfast later but who gives a shit?! Great reporting.

koospetoors
koospetoors

@dasunderdog  You bring up a plausible argument and I won't deny you have me questioning my point of view on this whole matter, that doesn't mean I fully believe you since, like I said on your previous comment, you aren't providing anything to back your statement but then again I'm not really backing my point up either.


Ultimately, I take back what I said and apologize for blabbing on like that without actually properly checking that I'm right or wrong. From a quick look it seems that its all quite vague really, both Yves's statement on the matter doesn't mention much and Patrice himself is basically just giving his own opinion on the matter (he can, of course, be lying through his teeth for all we know). So yeah, haha, this is something I'd rather just watch from the sidelines now instead of choosing sides from here on out.



rskueem
rskueem

@phbz you forgot COD xD.

koospetoors
koospetoors

@chieflion  Is there an article about gameplay or something I missed, or are you just running off a blind assumption you made from reading the "its the next Assassins Creed" headline?


Just an fyi, what he means by the next Assassins Creed is in terms of popularity, he's basically trying to say its going to be the next big thing like AC was at a time, not a genuine clone of the game.

shingui5
shingui5

@snacky_smorez  "Who the hell is this guy?"

Didn't even read the title, eh? 

koospetoors
koospetoors

@dasunderdog  Gonna need more proof than "I was there lol" buddy, anyone on the internet can say that.

olddadgamer
olddadgamer

@koospetoors I just don't know why people always assume lawsuits are without merit.  It costs a hell of a lot to bring a lawsuit.  People don't just do it to do it.