By Bryan Smith on April 25, 2016 at 8:08pm
"Assassin's Creed" creator announced on Twitter that he and Ubisoft has settled a previous lawsuit, where Désilets will receive "1666 Amsterdam" in the agreement. Both Ubisoft and Désilets left on very positive terms.
Yannis Mallat, Chief Executive Officer of Ubisoft Montréal, stated in an official statement:
Putting aside our past differences, Patrice and I are above all interested in the creation of videogames and the evolution of this medium of entertainment. This agreement is good news for everyone. Ubisoft’s creative teams are currently working on innovative projects that will mark our industry for years to come. This is precisely where we want to focus our energy, on our teams, to continue what we have been building in Quebec for nearly 20 years. As we have always said, Patrice is a talented designer and we wish him all the best in the development of his future endeavours. Yannis Mallat
In addition to the official statement, Désilets stated:
I’m glad Ubisoft and I were able to come to an agreement that will allow me to obtain the rights to project 1666 Amsterdam. I will now devote myself entirely to the development of Ancestors: the Humankind Odyssey, my next game with Panache Digital Games. This is what matters most to me today: making the best games and showing the world the creative talent of Quebecers. I also wish every success to the Ubisoft teams. Patrice Désilets
Back in 2010, Désilets left Ubisoft to join THQ Montréal, only for the company to be sold to Ubisoft in 2013. Later in 2013, Désilets claimed he was terminated by Ubisoft and Ubisoft then cancelled his project called "1666 Amsterdam," which was said to be similar to the "Assassin's Creed" series. In 2014, he formed his own team called Panache Digital Games. With the rights for "1666" back with Désilets, he can continue with his project.
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