Ubisoft Fires Assassin’s Creed Creator Patrice DesiletsMay 7, 2013
Ubisoft has fired the creator of the Assassin’s Creed franchise, escorting him out of the building without even the chance to say goodbye to his team.
Ubisoft has reportedly fired Assassin’s Creed creator Patrice Desilets, who previously worked with Ubisoft before leaving the company in 2010 to work for THQ Montreal. After THQ recently went under, Ubsoft bought THQ Montreal, bring Patrice back to work for Ubisoft once again. A representative for Ubisoft has issues a statement to IGN declaring that Patrice left of his own free will, and that “since the acquisition, the good faith discussions between Patrice and Ubisoft aimed at aligning Patrice’s and the studio’s visions have been inconclusive.” Patrice has since issued his own statement, telling Polygon the following:
“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.”
“Ubisoft’s actions are baseless and without merit. I intend to fight Ubisoft vigorously for my rights, for my team and for my game.”