Assassin's Creed creator may show new project soon

Patrice Désilets reportedly still subject to a non-compete clause with Ubisoft

The creator of Assassin's Creed could reveal his latest project soon.

Since leaving Ubisoft Montreal on bad terms in May 2013, when Désilets claimed he was fired and "unceremoniously escorted" out of the building, the designer has reportedly been subject to a non-compete clause which has prevented him from showing any new projects.


According to industry observer Superannuation, the clause is due to end this month after one year, meaning Désilets will be in a position to reveal what he's been working on should he choose to do so.

Superannuation tweeted Désilets, asking him: "Will you have any interesting news to share in the next few weeks?"

The designer responded: "Probably, yes... at least, I'm working on it."

Désilets initially quit Ubisoft in 2010 to form THQ Montreal, having previously served as creative director on the Assassin's Creed and Prince of Persia franchises.

He was working on a game named 1666: Amsterdam when THQ was liquidated and some of its assets - including its Montreal studio - were acquired by Ubisoft. Désilets returned to Ubisoft only to depart again in acrimonious circumstances.

Ubisoft subsequently announced that it had suspended production of 1666, with CEO Yves Guillemot stating that the French publisher and Désilets had been "unable to align their visions" for the project.

Last June, Désilets stated his intention to fight for ownership of 1666 and complete development of the game.


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