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The Patrice Désilets Era Officially Begins At THQ Montreal

by Matthew Kato on Jun 15, 2011 at 05:34 AM

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 hasn't announced any specifics about the game, other than to say that the studio will be working on a new Désilets title.

"The creative freedom that THQ gives its artists and developers – and their willingness to make games that truly reflect an artistic vision – really drew me to THQ," said Désilets. "I plan to build an incredibly talented team at THQ, and am very anxious to get started on creating a new project."

THQ executive vice president of core games, Danny Bilson, was giddy to have Désilets onboard. "Patrice Désilets is one of the most innovative minds in games, and has proven it by leading the teams behind some of the most influential games of the past and current consoles. Needless to say, THQ can't wait to unleash his talent."

THQ Montreal has just taken over the Homefront franchise from Kaos Studios studios (members of whom are still working on the series), but Désilets and his project is the main cog the studio was designed for.