Assassin’s Creed creator Patrice Dsilets has for the first time spoken about his decision to head up THQ’s new Montreal development studio.
As you may know, last May, I made the difficult decision to leave Ubisoft after 13 incredible years,” he said in a letter to Kotaku. I felt that it was the right time for me to pursue new opportunities as well as enjoy life outside the industry. Since then, a lot of speculation and rumours grew as to where the next chapter of my career would bring me.
Today, I am happy to share with you my decision to join forces with THQ. Under my own label and team, which has yet to be created, I will be making my next few games within THQ’s Montreal-based studios.”
Dsilets goes on to claim that the reason he won’t be starting at THQ until next summer is personal rather than contractual.
I am very eager to start working on new games, but for various reasons and mostly out of respect for those who gave me my first chance in the industry, I will not be working on any projects until Summer of 2011,” he added.
Now I will go back to my obliged creative hibernation and enjoy spending time with my family… I can’t wait to see you all at E3 2011 where I will be revealing a lot more. Until then, I hope you all buy and enjoy AC: Brotherhood and Homefront:) I know I will.”