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Submitted by Number 9 549d ago | article

Back At Ubisoft: The Story of Patrice Désilets

Thomas Chamberlain from theKoalition.com writes:
The Story of Patrice Désilets; an in-depth look at the tale of his roller coaster ride from Ubisoft to THQ back to Ubisoft.

Imagine this, you leave your job at a company you’ve worked with for years in an attempt to start fresh, take a chance on new beginnings, and escape from your past, only to end up back at the same company you worked for just two and a half years later through no choice of your own.

This is what has happened to Patrice Désilets, mastermind of the Assassin’s Creed series. (Dev, Industry, THQ, Ubisoft Montreal)

rbailey  +   549d ago
Excellent Well Written Piece.

I'd love to see him come back to the Assassin's Creed series especially if it means the both the stories and endings will be better.
Nimblest-Assassin  +   548d ago
No first let him work on 1666, AC needs to take a break and we need some more new IPs.

And prince of persia needs work first
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ame22  +   549d ago
I wonder if he'll stay. The AC team needs someone like him, the AC games have been disappointing since Brotherhood, which is about the time he left. But if he's deeply involved in the development process of 1666 it would be a bad move on Ubisoft's part to ask him to leave and throw all those years of work away.
Number 9  +   549d ago
I get the feeling he disliked it at Ubisoft, it must be awkward to be back.
Nimblest-Assassin  +   548d ago
He wanted a fresh start

He was working at ubi montreal since the studio opened, after 13 years he wanted a change in pace.
majiebeast  +   548d ago
I dont think he will stay he might finish his game but after that he is not gonna stick around at Ubisoft. They destroyed his baby assasins creed, plus they tried to sue thq for hiring him and other ex ubisoft people.
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Darth Stewie  +   548d ago
After 1666 he should start his own studio & do a 2nd part deal with Sony similar to what David Cage does with Quantic Dream. I say Sony of the big 3 as they tend to take the most risk when it comes to new IPs and give them a chance while the other 2 wouldn't. LBP,Heavy Rain, Journey, Papo Yayo, Unfinished Swan are great examples.
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BanBrother  +   548d ago
Wow that's a weird (and interesting) story.. He leaves Ubisoft, reason being people basically getting in the way of him and the creative process of the Assassin's Creed series, the story direction etc., and now through some 'sick, twisted turn of events' he lands back there.

He quite Ubisoft in 2010 and joins THQ Montreal. Ubisoft bought THQ Montreal the other day (for those who didn't know) and so as an employee, he gets sucked back into Ubisoft.

Who knows. Will he continue work on 1666 (the game the team were developing at THQ), will Ubisoft ask him back to fix the declining AC series, or will he just quit again?

One thing is for sure, luckily he didn't go on a rage-rant when he left. This should be a lesson to people in the games industry to never bad-mouth any other company in the business.
doogiebear  +   548d ago
A man named Patrice? Lol
TheModernKamikaze  +   548d ago
No wonder I didn't enjoy 3 as much as 2.
Darth Stewie  +   548d ago
AC2 is the best in the series to me.
AC2>ACB>AC3>ACR>A C1
TheModernKamikaze  +   548d ago
AC2 was my first AC and game in PS3, and I loved it.
Completed everything except those feathers.

As for AC3: couldn't get into it. Haven't finished though.
profgerbik  +   548d ago
That has to suck balls for him but hey at least he wasn't jobless. Could've been worse.
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