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  • Blog Post: Assassin's Creed Creator Working On "Historical" Triple-A Game

    Patrice Désilets, who created the Assassin's Creed franchise at Ubisoft, sent out a newsletter today confirming that he's working on a new triple-A game. The newsletter was sent to gamers who signed up the newsletter of Panache Digital Games, the new studio Désilets founded with... More
  • Blog Post: Patrice Désilets Officially Returning To Ubisoft

    It turns out you can go home again after all. Former Assassin's Creed creative director will return to Ubisoft via the company's acquisition of THQ Montreal. At the time of the studio's sale , it was unknown if Désilets would indeed make the move back to Ubisoft, and today Polygon... More
  • Blog Post: Will Patrice Désilets Be Returning To His Former Employer?

    About two and a half years ago, former Assassin's Creed director Patrice Désilets left Ubisoft and later joined forces with THQ Montreal . In an odd twist of fate, today's auction has brought that studio under the umbrella of Ubisoft. What does this mean for Patrice? Polygon touched base... More
  • Blog Post: New THQ Montreal Title Revealed In Auction Details

    Only one bid was placed for THQ Montreal during today's auction , and the company went to Ubisoft. We already knew about Turtle Rock's upcoming Evolve and the mysterious 1666 , but another name popped up that we hadn't yet heard of. According to auction filings, another title known as Underdog... More
  • Blog Post: Four THQ Titles Outed In Bankruptcy Filing

    THQ's Chapter 11 filing has revealed the titles of four of the company's current projects, including the game Patrice Désilets is working on at THQ Montreal. Polygon ferreted the game titles out of THQ's legal documents, which reveal what each company is working on. They are as follows... 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: THQ's Homefront Being Moved?

    THQ has been promising future installments for the Homefront series (the first one comes out on March 8), but for developer Kaos Studio, the next Homefront could be a different beast altogether. There is a report that THQ is considering moving the project and possibly some of the Kaos talent to its new... 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: Watch THQ Montreal's Press Conference

    Yesterday THQ's Montreal studio held a press conference that revealed several announcements including the news of a new employee, ex-Ubisoft staffer and creative director of Assassin's Creed Patrice Desilets, a sizzle reel of their upcoming lineup, and more. You can get the full debriefing here... More
  • Blog Post: THQ Montreal Keeping Core, Aiming For 400 Staffers In 5 Years

    Commencing a day of festivities revolving around the official opening of THQ Montreal, a press conference was held this morning to discuss the goals and aspirations for the new development center. The conference followed news that Assassin’s Creed creative director Patrice Désilets has been... More
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