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  • Blog Post: Court Filing Details Breakdown Of Relationship Between Désilets And Ubisoft

    Update: We have added the court filing and related exhibits to the bottom of this story. Original Story: Game Informer has obtained an unofficial translation of Patrice Désilets' court filing seeking recompense for his termination at Ubisoft's hands and the ability to secure the rights... More
  • Blog Post: Patrice Désilets Sues Ubisoft For $400,000 And Rights To Purchase 1666

    Update #2: Ubisoft has reached out to Game Informer with a slightly amended statement. The publisher will be meeting Désilets in court, indicating that there aren't plans for a settlement. As stated before, the acquisition of THQ Montréal in January allowed Ubisoft to welcome 170 experienced... More
  • Blog Post: Patrice Désilets Responds, 'I Was Terminated By Ubisoft'

    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... More
  • Blog Post: Patrice Désilets Departing Ubisoft Once Again

    [Update] Ubisoft has provided the following statement to Game Informer, but has declined to specifically address the status of the projects in question (1666 and Underdog). The acquisition of THQ Montréal in January allowed Ubisoft to welcome 170 experienced developers, including Patrice Désilets... More
  • Blog Post: THQ Victorious In Ubisoft Court Battle

    A Quebec appeals court struck down a injunction that would have prevented THQ from poaching talent from Ubisoft's studios. Ubisoft was granted the injunction last March after Assassin's Creed creative director Patrice Désilets left the company to join THQ in 2010. Following his departure... More
  • Blog Post: THQ Moving Away From Red Faction Franchise

    THQ has reported the results for its fiscal first quarter 2012, ending on June 20, 2011, and Brian Farrell, THQ's CEO and president, calls it disappointing. Worst of all, Farrell says the company is moving on from the Red Faction franchise after the last two games were too "niche" in their... More
  • Blog Post: The Patrice Désilets Era Officially Begins At THQ Montreal

    The former Assassin's Creed creative director has been legally required to lay low since he jumped ship from Ubisoft to THQ , but now the company can officially shout to the rooftops Désilets' involvement in a new project. Now, before you rush down to the store money in sweaty hand, THQ... More
  • Blog Post: More Ubisoft Talent Leaving For THQ

    Former Ubisoft/Assassin's Creed star Patrice Désilets is already drawing talent away from his old employer. In an interview with Joystiq , THQ's head of core games Danny Bilson said that the company was already working to bring over at least three unidentified developers from Ubisoft Montreal... More
  • Blog Post: Update: Patrice Désilets Walks Away From Ubisoft And Assassin's Creed

    Creative director Patrice Désilets has left Ubisoft and abandoned the best-selling Assassin's Creed franchise, according to sources familiar with the situation. Désilets has been with Ubisoft Montreal since its inception, working as a lead designer on the studio's early games like... More
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