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Ubisoft Hands Over 1666 Amsterdam Rights to Patrice Désilets
Back in 2013, Patrice Désilets filed a lawsuit against Ubisoft for acquiring 1666 Amsterdam rights to purchase and $400,000. Now the both parties have announced that their legal dispute have ended!
Now as a part of the agreement, Ubisoft have handed over the 1666 Amsterdam rights to Désilets who will have full creative and business control over the project. While Patrice Désilets have withdrawn his lawsuit against Ubisoft from Superior Court of Québec.
Patrice Désilets, who founded Panache Digital Games at the end of 2014, said that for now his sole focus will be on the upcoming game Ancestors The Humankind Odyssey. Patrice Désilets said:
I’m glad Ubisoft and I were able to come to an agreement that will allow me to obtain the rights to project 1666 Amsterdam. I will now devote myself entirely to the development of Ancestors: the Humankind Odyssey, my next game with Panache Digital Games. This is what matters most to me today: making the best games and showing the world the creative talent of Quebecers. I also wish every success to the Ubisoft teams.
While CEO of Ubisoft Montreal and Toronto, Yannis Mallat said:
Putting aside our past differences, Patrice and I are above all interested in the creation of videogames and the evolution of this medium of entertainment. This agreement is good news for everyone. Ubisoft’s creative teams are currently working on innovative projects that will mark our industry for years to come. This is precisely where we want to focus our energy, on our teams, to continue what we have been building in Quebec for nearly 20 years. As we have always said, Patrice is a talented designer and we wish him all the best in the development of his future endeavours.
Though Patrice Désilets did not shared any plans to continue his work after acquiring 1666 Amsterdam rights.
Patrice Désilets filed the lawsuit back in 2013 for being fired without any reason after 12 years working at Ubisoft and taking away his rights to purchase 1666 Amsterdam. Patrice Désilets was also the creative director on the original Assassin`s Creed.