Assassin's Creed Would Have Been One Odd Prince Of Persia Game

Taking us down a dark and secluded memory lane, the folks at Did You Know Gaming explore the secrets of the Assassin's Creed series, which started life as the next installment of the Prince of Persia. I'd forgotten all about that. » 12/28/14 4:30pm 12/28/14 4:30pm

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

“But, deep down, nobody cares about not having CDs any more. The future is digital, and there's nothing you can do about it.” Patrice Desilets—the man behind the Assassin’s Creed franchise—talks about how moving away from physical games might be the way that AAA games make money again in this GamesIndustry… » 6/27/13 12:57pm 6/27/13 12:57pm

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

The Mystery Game from Assassin's Creed Designer Is Officially in Limbo

Don’t get your hopes up for seeing the next game from influential designer Patrice Desiletsa mysterious project called 1666anytime soon. » 5/15/13 5:00pm 5/15/13 5:00pm

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

Please, THQ, Stop Stealing Assassin's Creed Developers

Patrice Désilets, the former creative director behind the Assassin's Creed series who left Ubisoft for rivals THQ last year, was not alone in making the move. He brought others with him. So many that THQ has had to go get a court order. » 3/31/11 1:00am 3/31/11 1:00am

Former Assassin's Creed Boss Explains His Move to THQ

Earlier this morning THQ confirmed that Patrice Désilets, the former creative director behind Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed series, was forming a new studio in Montreal for them. Désilets emailed an open letter to Kotaku to explain why. - Ed. » 10/19/10 9:00am 10/19/10 9:00am

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…

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

This Means Beard War

Yesterday, I had the audacity to say that former Ubisoft man Patrice Désilets had the most beautiful beard in the video game industry. Other developers, however, disagree. » 7/02/10 4:30am 7/02/10 4:30am

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

Creative Boss is Said to Walk Out on Assassin's Creed

Game Informer is reporting that Patrice Désilets, the creative director for Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed, may have left his job just as the publisher is speeding the sequelization of the very successful franchise. » 6/11/10 9:00pm 6/11/10 9:00pm

Next Assassin's Creed Will Have Full Campaign, "Justified" Multiplayer

On the red carpet for the Interactive Achievement Awards here at the DICE convention yesterday, two of the top creators of the Assassin's Creed series provided a little better sense of what the series' surprise next installment will be like. » 2/19/10 11:00am 2/19/10 11:00am

Assassin's Creed II Spoiler Talk With Patrice Desilets

Yesterday's Kotaku interview with Assassin's Creed II creative director Patrice Desilets covered a lot, but it did not reveal his thoughts on some of the more surprising and controversial parts of ACII. That's in this post, which is all spoiler. » 12/22/09 10:00am 12/22/09 10:00am