Ubisoft confirms 'renewed partnership' with Patrice Désilets

Return of the former Assassin's Creed creative director is official

Ubisoft has officially confirmed the return of Patrice Désilets, the former Assassin's Creed and Prince of Persia creative director, to the publisher.


Désilets quit Ubisoft in 2010 before joining THQ the following year to head up the firm's new Montreal studio.

Ubisoft, however, emerged from the major THQ IP auctions in January as the winning bidder for THQ Montreal, which signaled the possible return of Désilets to his former employer.

While previously reluctant to officially confirm Désilets' return, Ubisoft Montreal chief executive Yannis Mallat had said he 'looks forward to working with' Désilets following the THQ Montreal acquisition.

Speaking with Polygon this week, however, a Ubisoft rep confirmed, "We are very pleased to welcome Patrice to Ubisoft again."

The rep went on to say that the publisher "anticipate[s] that this renewed partnership will produce new ideas and high-quality titles for Ubisoft's customers".

The French publisher paid $2.5 million for the Montreal studio which, according to official auction results, is working on two games; the previously-outed '1666', and a new game entitled 'Underdog'.