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Ubisoft fired original Assassin's Creed creative director Patrice Desilets yesterday, after his rocky transition from Ubisoft, to THQ Montreal and back to Ubisoft. One of his colleagues, Jean-François Boivin, was also fired yesterday, Desilets tweeted. Boivin traveled from Ubisoft to THQ Mon...

May 8th 2013 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Former Assassin's Creed and Assassin's Creed 2 Creative Director Patrice Desilets was let go by Ubisoft today. "Contrary to any statements made earlier today, this morning I was terminated by Ubisoft," Desilets said in a statement to Polygon. This marks the second time Desilets left the company, a...

May 7th 2013 at 2:45pm 0 Comments
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Patrice Desilets is officially employed at Ubisoft – again – the studio tells Polygon. The designer left Ubisoft in 2010 after serving as creative director on Assassin's Creed and Assassin's Creed 2, and once his non-compete agreement expired he began work at THQ Montreal.When THQ went...

March 14th 2013 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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The results from THQ's auction reveal not only how much its studios and IPs were worth to other companies, but also an unannounced game: THQ Montreal's Underdog.Ubisoft placed the only bid for THQ Montreal, snagging the studio, Underdog and 1666 for $2.5 million. The filing doesn't list any details...

January 23rd 2013 at 3:57pm 0 Comments
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The THQ auction has resulted in the company's assets being distributed among several publishers. Developer Volition and the Saints Row franchise, along with the Metro license, have been purchased by Dead Island publisher Deep Silver. Relic Games (Warhammer 40K, Company of Heroes) has gone to Se...

January 23rd 2013 at 3:15pm 0 Comments
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Ubisoft may want THQ to stop poaching its employees, but the Quebec Court of Appeal for the District of Montreal doesn't seem to mind. THQ issued a statement this afternoon declaring that the court "unanimously" ruled in its favor, allowing the company to hire Ubisoft employees who were "to THQ's...

December 16th 2011 at 3:50pm 0 Comments
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While his non-compete clause was presumably up on May 29, THQ just announced that Patrice Désilets has finally, officially "joined the THQ studio system as a creative director" working at the recently opened Montreal location. The press release says that Désilets will now begin buildi...

June 15th 2011 at 11:45am 0 Comments