Assassins Creed Creator Wins Rights From Ubisoft To Develop 1666 Amsterdam

Written by Neil Soutter on Tue, Apr 26, 2016 4:00 PM
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The legal wrangling going on over at Ubisoft has finally come to a close, with the French publisher ceding the rights to the project codenamed 1666 Amsterdam to original Assassin’s Creed creator Patrice Désilets. Back in 2013 Désilets claimed he was fired by Ubisoft while working on his own project, and he has been fighting to retain the rights to 1666 Amsterdam in the years since.

"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," said Désilets. "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."

"Putting aside our past differences,” said Ubisoft CEO Yannis Mallat, “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.”

Based on early information received about the game it was described as being functionally comparable to Assassin’s Creed, grounded in historical events which took place in Holland’s capital city. At the time Amsterdam had been ravaged by the bubonic plague having come to the tail end of its so-called ‘Golden Age’.

However, Désilets’ focus looks be on Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey for the time being then, so it’s going to be a while, if ever, until he returns to his work on 1666.

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20:48 Apr-26-2016

"Désilets’ focus looks be on Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey for the time being then, so it’s going to be a while, if ever, until he returns to his work on 1666."


..... well that was pointless then.

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18:28 Apr-26-2016

My boy Patrice &#603
Big love to you man, and I am really glad for this :D

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16:08 Apr-26-2016

Good for him

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17:03 Apr-26-2016

Yeah. There's not much else to say really.

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