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Passing The Puck: Assassin's Creed Creator Meets NHL's Producer

by Ben Hanson on Sep 15, 2015 at 04:00 PM

Every year at E3, we try to connect two developers for a one-on-one conversation that viewers wouldn't expect. Even with that template in mind, we were still surprised when the creator of Assassin's Creed and founder of Panache Digital Games Patrice Désilets said that he really wanted to sit down with NHL 16's producer Sean Ramjagsingh. As Désilets points out in this year's video, sports developers are wildly under-appreciated for their effort and passion. In a side hall at E3 2015, Désilets and Ramjagsingh sat down to discuss the simple beauty of hockey, the importance of passion in game development, the balance of creativity versus mirroring reality in games, the challenges of opening a new indie studio, and much more.

Watch the video below to learn what the creative director of Assassin's Creed 1 & II and Prince of Persia: Sands of Time wants to discuss with the producer of EA's NHL series.

Special thanks to Job and Laura of Telltale Games for the beer donation.

If you enjoy these videos of developers speaking with other developers, here are some previous entries in the series...

No Man's Sky's Sean Murray and Insomniac's Ted Price
The Creators of Tetris and the Designer of Threes
Richard Garriott, Greg Kasavin, and Felicia Day
The Walking Dead's Sean Vanaman and Peter Molyneux
Minecraft's Notch and Bethesda's Todd Howard
David Cage, Ryan Payton, and Shenmue's Yu Suzuki

This feature was originally published on July 2, 2015.