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Game Informer has just received a statement from Patrice Désilets regarding his departure from Ubisoft. As we reported earlier, Désilets is no long with the publisher and has opened up about the circumstances.
The following statement comes from Désilets by way of his agent.
Contrary to any statements made earlier today, this morning I was terminated by Ubisoft. 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.
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Seems pretty harsh.
It would seem none of these mega publishers are all that great. I know EA and Activision get a lot of crap, but it's not like Ubisoft is without any demons of their own in administration. This is a perfect example of it.
I bet Ubiteonic Arts is having some rough "You know what" with EA and Activision tonight, and they're probably "doing it" with greed all night long.
Two guards? Sounds like overkill. I wonder if we'll ever know what actually happened.
Guards! After him!
That seems like a bit much.
Why did they fire him?
He probably said something about no more annual Assassin's Creed and they fired him. But it being Ubi$oft it was probably something stupid. I hate Ubisoft now. All they care about is that stupid AC game. Haven't heard anything about Rainbow 6: Patriots for going on, what, 3 years now?
Nobody does that for no reason. He had to have made himself a serious persona non grata somehow.
Hang in there buddy...Ubi is becoming an ***.
Wow, that's incredible. What did he do? If it's just for lay-off's sake then they really didn't need to escort him out with two body-guards.
WARN Act. 6 months back pay, fringe benefits, interest's, and legal fees. Call it an unceremonious bonus until EA hires him.
Seriously? I am interested as to why this happened. There have been no possible explanations as of yet. I mean, this is a pretty drastic HR move. Unless there was a sort of physical abuse, the guards should not have been involved at all even if copyright infringement is suspected.
This is a French business practice SOP. Nobody gets fired or quits without guards and a hurried exit. It sounds unusual to Americans, but you'd see this at a McDonalds.
OH no!! I'll hafta stop playing Ubisoft games! Noooooooooo.....oh,wait, I stopped doing that years ago.
Seriously Ubisoft F YOU! Without Patrice I have absolutely no hope of them ever being able to top AC2. You threw away some golden talent!!