Patrice Désilets, who is credited as creative director on Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, both Assassin's Creed titles and a handful of other Ubisoft Montreal projects, has left the company for a "creative break from the industry," Ubisoft confirmed yesterday. The publisher explained to Game Informer that Désilets' role as creative lead on Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood is "essentially done," and that he's no longer involved with the completion of the game.

The factors which contributed to Désilets' departure are still largely unknown. We'll try to find answers when we get some facetime with Ubisoft later this week at E3.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.