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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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Another layer to the Ubisoft-****-cake. Decent developers are dropping like flies.
These large corporate entities don't appreciate talent anymore. They use someone until they have no more use for them and get rid of them. These talented folks need to just start their own creative outlets, be it a company or something else and stop dealing with the corporate world. These executives are still working in a platform that has been outdated for over a decade, it doesn't work anymore. It's time the talented leave them all behind.
They should rather fire the guy who let Garret become an androgynous Metro^^
Patrice was probably upset that Ubisoft is milking the franchise to death. It's not like Assassin's Creed has lost any of it's creativity. It still has the ability to tell multiple stories in different settings. The only reason that this becoming a problem is because we're now at five straight years of Assassin's Creed with Black Flag coming out later this year. I'm willing to bet that if Ezio hadn't gotten his own damn trilogy then people wouldn't be so upset. But I will say that after this year, like I said after AC3, they need to take a break from the series and focus on Rainbow Six.
C'mon ubisoft. These days people are paying a lot more attention to the conduct of the companies they support. Just look at how vilified EA has become. Why would you do something like this in the current industry climate??