Ubisoft Fires Patrice Desilets

"Contrary to any statements made earlier today, this morning I was terminated by Ubisoft."

Patrice Desilets, creator of Assassin’s Creed, has been confirmed as fired from Ubisoft.

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In a statement from Ubisoft, Desilets was claimed to have left the company. “Unfortunately, since the acquisition, the good faith discussions between Patrice and Ubisoft aimed at aligning Patrice’s and the studio’s visions have been inconclusive,” said a statement to the press. “As a result, Patrice has left the studio.”

Desilets has released his own statement stating that he was actually fired and had no choice in the matter. “Contrary to any statements made earlier today, this morning I was terminated by Ubisoft,” Desilets told Polygon. “I was notified of this termination in person, handed a termination notice and was unceremoniously escorted out of the building by two guards without being able to say goodbye to my team or collect my personal belongings…This was not my decision.”

Desilets originally worked at Ubisoft as the creative director until he left in 2010 after completing work on Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood. He then temporarily worked at THQ in 2011. However, due to bankruptcy, THQ was acquired by Ubisoft in January of this year, and Desilets was brought back on the team.

Before THQ’s bankruptcy, Desilets was working on a project codenamed 1666. Now that Desilets has been fired, the fate of 1666 is unknown. Additionally, in a tweet today, Desilets said he intends to fight for his games and his team.


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