Did he have anything to do with Assassin's Creed 2 and AC Brotherhood? Cause if he didn't then he better stay away.
After THQ bankruptcy sale, industry veteran Patrice Desilets returns to the company he left in 2010.
At the time, a Ubisoft representative said it was "too soon to say for certain" if the designer would stay on.
"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," a spokesperson told the site today.
Firm details on these projects have not yet come to light, though 1666 is expected to sell as many of 4 million copies.
i hope they make AC good as AC1 and AC2
after what they did in revelations and 3 and after seeing all the horrors of the sessions passes and dumbed down DLC i felt like AC was already dead
and seeing a new AC with no focus of assassins vs templars instead pirate assassins (really ubisoft?)
i wouldn't mind if that was a new franchise but slap AC on it
copy&paste the gameplay from last game, improve graphics and sell it for 60 bucks is just greedy
i've learned my lesson not to buy from ubisoft cause they ruined so many beloved franchises
call of juarez, heroes of might and magic, price of persia and now assassin's creed
i won't fall for their trick again, likewise with EA games
Hopefully the quality will come back to the series finally. AC2 was such a tight cohesive fun game. Since then, we've all just been chasing the proverbial pipedream dragon trying to get back to that high.
I guess no hard feelings then, I forgot about THQ scalping all the top talent a few years back ( I believe it was THQ)
AC 1 had repetitive game play but planning an up and close assassination was awesome and then the getaway! Not to mention the sword fights were harder more intense. Altair was the better character in my opinion. just didn't get that many games......
@ash162 He got several more games alright... all on crappy platforms though. AC1 barely covered his life story.
I was worried that he was going to be ghost when Ubisoft purchased THQ Montreal. Glad to see he's sticking around. Hopefully the projects that THQ Montreal was working on is still moving forward. It would be nice to get some info about them at E3.
No coincidence the AC series went to shit after the first game. After finishing the first one i was shocked at how bad AC2 was compared to the first. I am sick to death of big companies taking a good original idea and turning it into a cookie cutter game like all the rest.
Hmm.....maybe now Assassin's Creed will go back to actually being about assassinations and making that the primary focus of gameplay. You know, instead of making the ancestor protagonist a virtual Forrest Gump.
We need better characters, better story, and a more alluring atmosphere. Do that, and you are going back to the roots of AC.
I did like the game until Connor completely grown up in AC III. but from sequence 7 the main story became dumb. Instead of having a good story ubisoft made us involve in some historical battles which are also dumb in game.
We need Templars vs assassins not some history lessons.
having historic characters is great but that is not the main thing that made this series a successful franchise
About time Patrice hauled his arse back to ubisoft. Now let's hope he fixes AC4 or else Patrice is gonna get a taste of his own friggin' medicine!
@Kats_RK I dunno, I'm really enjoying AC3 on my Wii U. Been a blast so far. I love the revolutionary war setting and it's done so well for something virtually unexplored.
Assassin's Creed is tired. Put the old girl down, Ubisoft. At least for a while.
Let Patrice make something new.
Great news. This guy is made AC stand out among the rest, the mystery and allure of the first game was lost as the saga continued, I hope he returns to the AC franchise and returns this now-summer-blockbuster franchise back to it's roots.
That, or he can work on a new and more unique game.
@TohouAsura I second that!
AC2 was a much better game in terms of gameplay, but I agree it did lose the sense of mystery.
Each iteration seems to have moved in this same direction so I am now a bit "assassined out" - I haven't even bothered with AC3 ...until it comes down in price maybe?
@timbad @TohouAsura While I agree that overall AC2 was much more polished, I think combat saw alot of bad improvements too. Mainly, how easy it became. AC1 was no hard game either, but it took time to master, and enemies weren't doing you any favours.
Hell, the Hidden blade was only available as a counter-weapon, not to be used for attack, and even then, you had to be very precise about it. Each weapon made sense and had a meaning and use to it.
AC:R got so intertwined with it's own arsenal of weapons that they literally cancelled out each other. Lethal Bombs made smoke bombs pointless, Crossbow made Pistol and Knifes useless, Hidden blade made EVERYTHING melee pointless.
Even in AC3 the bow, which was to be a serious part of Connor's arsenal, was shadowed by twin pistols, only useful when hunting animals.
I hope he makes sure we never have to play an origin as long as we did in Assassin's Creed 3. I didn't mind the part as Haytham so much even though it was a little long but having to play as child Connor, teen Connor, hunting Connor, training Connor, just took forever and was pointless.
Perhaps this man will backtrack a bit, walking back around the shark it previously jumped. We can only hope.
Am I the only on who doesn't like the idea about how AC IV is putting an increased focus on naval battles?
@Navardo95 I totally can't wait for this game. I know it is not an assassin creed game but a real true naval battle system with the combat of AC will be awesome. Even though it should be a different series of games, I don't mind that they are making it.
@Navardo95 As long as u get to stab people on another enemy ship, I'm in!
YES! I hoope he gets to work on the new AC! There is still time for him to make it awesome! AC3 was not very good, storywise that is..
Would be nice if this turn of events would mean the series would get as good as it once was with AC and ACII, instead of what it is - a yearly copy/paste ritual, devoid of originality, inundated with way too much media.
So he left UbiSoft to go to THQ which went belly up and now he returns to UbiSoft for his job back. Give him the office in the basement with no window
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