Désilets: 1666 "was to be the new Assassin's Creed"


May 4, 2013
1666, the now on-hold project from Assassin's Creed co-creator Patrice Désilets, was being designed to make as big an impact as Ubisoft's annual blockbuster.

Désilets had already put in over a year's work on the game, first at THQ Montreal and then for several months at Ubisoft after the publisher acquired the studio. He left the company under acrimonious circumstances in May.

"It was to be the new Assassin's Creed," explained to GameReactor Spain (translated by Gameranx). "The first year was to build the team, to study [the historical era], but also to create a new IP."

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