The lights are on
It's been a little over a month since Patrice Désilets, creative director of the original Assassin's Creed, announced the opening of his new studio Panache Digital Games. The former Ubisoft developer is still holding most of his cards close to his chest, but he's revealed the basic details for his game.
Before you assume Désilets will follow suit with other developers who've split off from big publishers, Panache's first game is not a smaller scale indie title.
"Indeed AAA Games, I believe in them," Désilets says in a press release. "I believe wholeheartedly that this medium we call “video games” can be a positive force for change in our society and that AAA quality gaming experiences have unmatched strength to achieve this."
Desilets explains further that the game will be a third-person "historical-action-survival" game. Given Désilets ambitious Assassin's Creed pedigree, it's no small wonder the former creative director still has more historical gas in his tank. For more on Panache, visit the official website.
Our TakeI'm a fan of the early Assassin's Creed games, but my enthusiasm has gradually fallen off for the series over the years. Unity and all its issues was practically a splash of cold water from the universe to my face that they just aren't for me. However, I'm deeply interested in Désilets' future projects, especially since he's still interested in carving out more space in the criminally underrepresented historical games genre.