Former THQ Boss Dishes On The Games They Left Behind

The company that used to publish the blockbuster Company of Heroes and Metro franchises imploded in rapid and spectacular fashion in late 2012, getting its assets sold off in early 2013. Some of its holdings, like the WWE and Saints Row games, found homes. But the fate of other members of the former THQ family tree— » 3/17/14 10:40am 3/17/14 10:40am

Assassin's Creed's Creator Sues Ubisoft for Control of His Next Game

Patrice Désilets, the creator of Assassin's Creed, is suing Ubisoft for about $400,000 and control of the game 1666, which he had been building for THQ until it went bankrupt and sold the project to his former employer. » 6/08/13 1:13pm 6/08/13 1:13pm

Ubisoft's Massive Mystery. EA Back on Mac. And More Gaming Secrets...

Editor's note: The mysterious figure known as Superannuation in an expert at digging up what's hidden in plain view. All of what Superannuation finds is available to the public. These could very well be true gaming secrets. Read on... » 5/29/13 12:00pm 5/29/13 12:00pm

Assassin's Creed Creator's Next Game Is Indeed 1666

THQ's bankruptcy filing confirms what we already knew: the company is working on two new games titled or codenamed Evolve and 1666. The latter is under the helm of Patrice Désilets, best known as the creator of Assassin's Creed. » 12/19/12 3:30pm 12/19/12 3:30pm

Canadian Court Rules that THQ's Hiring of Assassin's Creed Creator was…

Earlier this year, Patrice Desilets left Ubisoft Montreal, where he had developed three editions of Assassin's Creed, and moved to THQ's operations in the same city. Ubisoft didn't take that lying down, filing suit against THQ for poaching its top talent and winning a court's decision enjoining it from doing so… » 12/17/11 12:00am 12/17/11 12:00am

Assassin's Creed Boss Joins THQ, Forms New Studio

We told you this back in June, but it's today been made official: Patrice Désilets, the former creative director of Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed series, has joined rival publisher THQ, and will be setting up a new studio in Montreal. » 10/19/10 6:15am 10/19/10 6:15am

Assassin's Creed Designer 'Did Everything He Needed to Do' Before Leaving

When Patrice Désilets, the former creative director of Assassin's Creed, abruptly left the game, it left the impression that he was unhappy with Ubisoft's plans to pump out another sequel so soon. Not true, says a friend and colleague. » 7/10/10 2:00pm 7/10/10 2:00pm

THQ Promising Big-Name Signings (But Who Could They Be?)

Publisher THQ is going after the "core" market hard. In addition to an existing stable of talent like Relic (Company of Heroes), the publisher has signed Dead or Alive creator Tomonobu Itagaki for a game. So, who's next? » 7/01/10 2:30am 7/01/10 2:30am