Neoseeker : News : Ubisoft fires Assassin's Creed game designer and creator Patrice Desilets, making this the second time
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Blkace May 15, 13
They spelt Montreal,"monteal"
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DarkBlade725 May 12, 13
Ubisoft is cruel
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Whitefalcon May 9, 13
"I intend to fight Ubisoft vigorously for my rights, for my team and for my game."
Just to point out, I'm 99% sure he was referring to the game his team was working on when he was terminated, not AC.
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ShortChangeZer0 May 9, 13
Not surprising, really. The bigger and more wealthier a gaming company becomes, the greedier they get. EA is a prime example of a once-great company now turned money-hungry corporation. Ubisoft is just like them. They forget their once humble roots and the people who helped get them to where they are today. Once they have control they just push aside anyone who disagrees with them and gets in their way. They have no respect for anyone, and are only after money money money. They don't need this guy anymore and if he doesn't like what their doing with essentially HIS series, why keep him around? Because he made them filthy rich? Because he deserves respect as a human being? Because he CREATED the damn game? No. He isn't essential anymore so they'll toss him out the door. One less employee to pay and one less to argue with.

A boycott on Black Flag to get this guy his job and series back would be pretty incredible, just to show our support of all the hard work he has put in. Boycotts don't happen anymore, sadly. I would be a willing participant though.
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Fairy Girl May 8, 13
Disrespectful in so many ways. Ubisoft has truly sunk to a new low.
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Fortitudo May 8, 13
quote Stitch
It's like Firing Hideo Kojima from Konami.
Am i missing something or have you made a mistake?

EDIT: Nevermind. I thought Kojima Productions was a different company altogether and not owned by Konami.
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Storm May 8, 13
Yeah, I thought the same thing, Oglop. The project was known as 1666. And supposedly, it was canned following the buyout.
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Oglop May 8, 13
I probably just missed something in the article, but when did he says Assassin's Creed was his game? When he said my game, he could've meant whatever he had been working on at THQ. I mean, we all jump to AC when we think Ubisoft, but unless I'm missing something (which I likely am) AC wasn't specifically mentioned.

Cue someone quoting the article and verifying I'm a dumbass.
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Dantess26 May 8, 13
Well the series has been one rehash after another since the games that were released under his design... Not that Brotherhood was a bad rehash. Still, Ubisoft reveal more of their 'corporate' side as time goes by. The guy seems genuinely passionate about his work and his team, more props to him!
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Fragment of Chaos May 7, 13
I've seen companies getting sued for a LOT less. I'm sure he'll walk away with a lot of money. I honestly don't have an opinion though. Ubisoft is practically right next to EA-reputation in my eyes.
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DarkBlade725 May 7, 13
Wow, just wow no right to even say goodbye thats just like not being able to say goodbye to a close person to your heart when the person died
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DedValve May 7, 13
quote Boo
quote DedValve
But what if he was the one that snowballed the project, the one that created the character and basic plot, the one that had the idea on how the game was like, wouldn't that essentially (not legally) make it his? The final product belongs to Ubisoft as a whole but wouldn't by heart the series still be "his" in a sense, sort of like how Devil May Cry series (at least the first one anyways) "belongs" to Hideki Kamiya?

He's most likely speaking emotionally given the rest of his statement so in a sense the first game does belong to him.

Rolling with my previous metaphor, an architect does not necessarily own the building he designs.
Though I appreciate the emotional attachment to an idea that has turned out so successfully, it doesn't grant him immunity to being fired.
He's got to have been fired for a reason. They wouldn't do so just out of spite, especially not when he was creator of such a successful series.
If they have, then I shall eat my words, but I highly doubt it.
He obviously knows that Assassins Creed is property of no human but a corporation, Ubisoft. He just (rightfully imo) claims that (the first game anyways) is his in a sense that without him there would be no Assassins Creed.

We don't have enough info on any of this to be sure. All we know is that he left Ubisoft because he didn't like where the company was headed and then this time he got fired which sounds awfully fishy given his known stance against Ubisoft in the first place. Dude has a grudge but what for we don't know.
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Boo May 7, 13
quote DedValve
But what if he was the one that snowballed the project, the one that created the character and basic plot, the one that had the idea on how the game was like, wouldn't that essentially (not legally) make it his? The final product belongs to Ubisoft as a whole but wouldn't by heart the series still be "his" in a sense, sort of like how Devil May Cry series (at least the first one anyways) "belongs" to Hideki Kamiya?

He's most likely speaking emotionally given the rest of his statement so in a sense the first game does belong to him.

Rolling with my previous metaphor, an architect does not necessarily own the building he designs.
Though I appreciate the emotional attachment to an idea that has turned out so successfully, it doesn't grant him immunity to being fired.
He's got to have been fired for a reason. They wouldn't do so just out of spite, especially not when he was creator of such a successful series.
If they have, then I shall eat my words, but I highly doubt it.
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DedValve May 7, 13
quote Boo
I was just about to say something along those lines, tekmosis. There are rules and rights about being made redundant/being fired but there are also rules to protect the company. He's obviously hiding something because they wouldn't fire him for nothing if he's such a genius creator.

To me he's coming off a total diva and played the "I made Assassin's Creed" card for all it's worth. This does not make you immune to being sacked.

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I intend to fight Ubisoft vigorously for my rights, for my team and for my game.
I rest my case.
I'm pretty sure he wasn't the sole creator of these games. A builder builds a house with his team of builders but it doesn't make the house his.
But what if he was the one that snowballed the project, the one that created the character and basic plot, the one that had the idea on how the game was like, wouldn't that essentially (not legally) make it his? The final product belongs to Ubisoft as a whole but wouldn't by heart the series still be "his" in a sense, sort of like how Devil May Cry series (at least the first one anyways) "belongs" to Hideki Kamiya?

He's most likely speaking emotionally given the rest of his statement so in a sense the first game does belong to him.
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