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THQ Montreal will be a two team studio working on 'great, original IP'

During a press event in Montreal this morning, THQ Core Games veep – and certified Straight Shooter™ – Danny Bilson took the opportunity to not only welcome Assassin's Creed designer Patrice Désilets to the newly created THQ Montreal studio, but to also tell the assembled...

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Patrice Desilets to head up new IP at THQ Montreal

Patrice Désilets, former creative director of Ubisoft's Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Assassin's Creed and Assassin's Creed 2, has found a home at the newly opened THQ Montreal. According to an official announcement made this morning, THQ "has the exclusive option to have...

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Assassin's Creed producer not surprised by Desilets' departure

On the eve of E3, Patrice Désilets, creative director of the Assassin's Creed franchise, unexpectedly left his position, just as Ubisoft prepared to woo the media with the first in-depth look at this November's Brotherhood sequel. Looking to quickly bury the distraction, Ubisoft called...

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Assassin's Creed creative director Patrice Desilets leaves Ubisoft

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...

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Assassin's Creed II DLC was cut from main game due to time constraints

Yes, forthcoming DLC packs, "The Battle of Forli" and "Bonfire of the Vanities," were originally intended to be included in the main Assassin's Creed II story. But, as the game's creative director Patrice Désilets told Kotaku, "I felt that, 'Okay, there were too many things to do and to...

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Kojima and Desilets trade praise over Assassin's Creed 2 and Peace Walker

Assassin's Creed 2 head Patrice Désilets and MGS: Peace Walker head Hideo Kojima had a war of compliments in the most recent issue of Famitsu. It seems that the two gentlemen have a bit of a game industry bromance going on, lauding the other's current project in a back and forth translated...

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Impressions: Assassin's Creed 2

click to enlarge While the Splinter Cell Conviction demo at PAX was (mostly) free of anything new, Ubisoft decided to show off a completely new live demo of Assassin's Creed II. The demo was guided by creative director Patrice Désilets, who was a mite nervous giving a demo in front of a...

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Interview: Assassin's Creed 2 creative director, Patrice D├ęsilets

Assassin's Creed 2 is Patrice Désilets' first sequel. If there's any anxiety or fatigue squirming inside of him, it's well hidden by an infectious enthusiasm and candor. Speaking with us during E3 2009 in Ubisoft's den (and thus, din), the creative director frankly discussed several issues...

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Assassin's Creed 2 will end with a cliffhanger

"I'm telling you. At the end of AC2 you'll say‚ 'Holy crap, I never saw it coming.'" That's according to Assassin's Creed II creative director, Patrice Désilets. In addition to saying "Holy crap," you should also prepare yourself to exclaim, "But what happens next?!" Désilets...

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Wii too casual for Assassin's Creed

Recently, the folks over at Guardian Unlimited sat down for an interview with the creative director of Assassin's Creed, Patrice Desilets. When asked if the popularity of the Wii and the growth of the casual market had any impact on the game's creative process, the Ubisoft employee had some...

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