Original Assassin's Creed Creative Director Patrice Désilets Announces Panache Digital Games
Patrice Désilets, who led the creative vision for Assassin's Creed and its first sequel, has announced the formation of a new studio. Currently, the studio only has a website with newsletter sign-up.
Panache Digital Games is Désilets' first project after departing Ubisoft for the second time. He originally left the publisher in June 2010 and joined THQ, which created a new studio for him in Montreal.
After THQ's descent into bankruptcy, Ubisoft acquired Desliets' THQ studio. He left the Assassin's Creed publisher for a second time in May 2013. Désilets asserted that he was fired and later filed suit against Ubisoft for $400,000 representing severance, damages, and reimbursements. He also seeks the rights to purchase the game he was working on, called 1666.
We'll update as soon as we know more about what Désilets is working on at Panache Digital Games.
[Source: Patrice Désilets on Twitter, Panache Digital Games]
It's been far too long since I've played a game created by Patrice Désilets. I adore the early Assassin's Creed games and look forward to finding out what he's working on.