The Creative Director of the Assassin’s Creed and Assassin’s Creed 2 Patrice Desilets was recently terminated by Ubisoft and has since went on to comment on his departure, claiming that he plans to ‘fight’ Ubisoft over what he deems ‘baseless’ actions ‘without merit’.
Patrice Desilets spoke with Polygon about his termination, “Contrary to any statements made earlier today, this morning I was terminated by Ubisoft. I was notified of this termination in person, handed a termination notice and was unceremoniously escorted out of the building by two guards without being able to say goodbye to my team or collect my personal belongings. Ubisoft’s actions are baseless and without merit. I intend to fight Ubisoft vigorously for my rights, for my team and for my game.”
The statements which Desilets is referring to are those an Ubisoft representative told Game Informer, “Unfortunately, since the acquisition, the good faith discussions between Patrice and Ubisoft aimed at aligning Patrice’s and the studio’s visions have been inconclusive. As a result, Patrice has left the studio. Our priorities remain with the teams already hard at work on projects in development. They are at the root of Ubisoft Montréal’s past and future successes.”
It remains to be seen what action Desilets plans to take against Ubisoft, but he resolutely stated, “I’ll survive.”