He is just the director....not the creator or writer of the game...he just directs the gameplay...plus the new director is just as good as Patrice after playin ACR....I dont care who stays and who goes as long as the game will stay epic
Patrice Desilets starts in on new IP at Montreal studio after yearlong non-compete clause with Ubisoft expires.
Patrice Desilets is finally ready to get to work at THQ. Eight months after THQ announced that it had wooed the Assassin's Creed creative director away from Ubisoft, the publisher said today that Desilets has officially begun work on an all-new property at the newly formed THQ Montreal.
THQ has not offered any indication as to the nature of Desilets' first project for the publisher. However, the new studio head hasn't wasted time with bringing over talent from his former employer. Earlier this year, THQ VP Danny Bilson confirmed that the publisher had recruited three "key members" of Ubisoft Montreal.
Of course, those hires may not have been entirely on the up-and-up. In late March, word surfaced that Ubisoft had been granted a recruitment injunction against THQ to prevent the publisher from further poaching at its studios. According to court documents, Desilets had violated the one-year non-compete clause in his contract with Ubisoft by having THQ hire art director Alex Drouin, production manager Mark Besner, and associate producer Jean-Francois Boivin.
The Desilets-helmed project isn't the only activity occurring at THQ Montreal. Earlier this week, the publisher confirmed that it had moved its Homefront franchise to the Canadian outfit, after shutting down franchise creator Kaos Studios.
god help us all just FYI 4 game industries "never ever ever ever change the team midway coz the new guy always want to do something new and Fs the whole game"and one other thing"IF IT IS NOT BROKEN DONT FIX IT"
NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!! THQ is the maggot bottom feeders of the game industry. Sorry but as good as AC is, I can no longer support thq after the raping that was homefront. Multiplayer was garbage, and couldn't even get matches with my friends well into a month of owning it. And then they have the nerves to charge for dlc. Get out. What's next from them? An open world western? Please thq do us all a favor and shoot yourselves in the face.
I'm expecting good things from this. Hopefully his project won't be a FPS or some lame puzzle game. XD
I love how he came out and just said what everyone is thinking, There are wayyy too many damn shooters out there and people should be allowed to be creative however they want. I miss Patrice.
Patrice was awesomely creative yet down to earth. The new guy they brought for the Assassin Creed series (Amanssio or something) is so full of himself yet has no credentials to back it up. Seems like another case of: got to his head before he proved himself.
I'm so glad I saw this interview. It made me remimisce using the word "tabarnak" when I was in Canada. I was never quite sure what it meant but my old friends that I made in Canada taught me that, said it was like the F-word. Try censor this gamespot.
I respect THQ as publisher more than Ubisoft, and in games it's almost the same. I couldn't get into AC saga after trying and purchasing the game 2 times and now THQ bring the creative director to their lines? It's ironic for me.
You know what you are? You are REALLY fantastic. I mean making Assassins Creed games, that what I like about you and your video. I wish that Assassins Creed: Revelations was not going to be the last one in the series because I love Assassins Creed games soooo very much..... I love you, man.
lol, nice to hear this québec accent (I'm from Montréal too)!! =D Don't worry guys, if our english isn't that good, it's simply because we're french, ;)
Non-competes are so lame. They figure that if you leave they can have that in there to make sure youll never work in the business again (who can afford to take a YEAR off?) They may as well be honest and say "if you leave, dont plan on ever working in this field again."
Ok 1st: even though he left i hope AC series will still be awesome games (gameplay + graphics + story) 2nd: Oh mighty one which is the next success u will bring to us (oh pls let it have ninjas + it 2 be on PC 2 ) :D
My only concern is that ASSASSIN'S CREED franchise would not be negatively affected by this move......Other than I don't acre who hires who ........
@Nubino Darksiders was a droll and derivative uninspired game. there is a reason it went by un-noticed and that is because everything in it had already been noticed in better games. Not to mention it's over use of can you guess? GREY! The only thing worth noting in that game was Mark Hamill playing the Joker in shadow form.
actualy this is nice? why? because THQ is good studio.Darksiders was one of the few best hack and slash games,and received so little attention.Hope THQ will sucess with the next one.!
THQ badly needs some successful games. I hope his talent - because let's not lie to ourselves, he's got great games on his back - brings us some good, enjoyable games like Assassin's Creed and Prince of Persia reboot. It's always good to see people taking risks and creating new IP's, and I'm glad he'll work on a new one.
i hope he can stay with ubisoft and make many more of assassins creed game after assassins creed revelations is release this year.
I liked the first Assassins Creed didn't like the second much at all, I just couldn't get into it. The story seemed very confusing to, to many names thrown at you all at once. I'm sure me taking long break between saves didn't help but I couldn't help that. I might get it again and try it out but I don't know yet. I did like how you could build the town and all that.
he also created PoP Sands of Time, and without him. I dont see any sequel to 08' PoP anytime soon, especially with AC released annually. Pity ...
As long as it isn't a damn FPS, I'm in. Dude proved his worth with Assassin's Creed. I'm looking forward to seeing the IP he is working on.
Creative director, not the guy who created Assasins Creed, that was revealed in a Jade Raymond interview when they showed the overweight, pasty skinned, bearded, bald, eye glasses wearing guy unless this is the same dude and he got a makeover and a tupee.
I'm cool with this, I like the new creative director for Assassin's creed a little better, but he still was good at making games. Good luck.
@ziproy And no! Ubisoft didn't ruin the franchise! Just extended Ezio's story. He still had work to do on/with the AC franchise! To bad he's working on THQ now! Maybe he will work on Stalker 2 or another major IP!
i'd perfer him at uni soft to keep assassins creed in check :( did he work on the last one and the one that coming out soon?
No! Not THQ!! *Wasted talent incoming*. They better not kill his talent by making him work on Homefront 2!
Le Quebec domine dans le secteur du jeu video! Je lui souhaite bonne chance dans toutes ses demarches! THQ est une excellente compagnie, donc....
She had no work at Ubi since they've been milking the crap out of Ezio. They ruined a great franchise
Patrice is so natural and seems very easy going. I think part of what makes him such a success is not only that he is a very creative and well educated guy but his belief in freedom probably means he doesn't step on others creativity as well, which is very important in creative team work.
@Rody2k9: I wouldn't bet on it. THQ are just as notorious for limiting their developers' creative freedom as Ubisoft, EA and Activision are. He would have been better off founding his own studio and publishing label. God knows with the weight behind his name he would have almost certainly found the capital to do so.
Good, we the gamers win in these moments, AC still remain a great series and now (hopefully) THQ will let this guy take the reins 100% and create a new great IP - hell it is worth taking chances, look at what became of the Assassin's Creed IP.
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