Next game from Assassin's Creed creator canned

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Following Ubisoft's dismissal of influential game maker, 1666 mothballed.

1666, the anticipated game from Assassin's Creed maker Patrice Désilets, has been suspended by Ubisoft, after the company acquired it from waning publisher THQ.

Explaining that the company couldn't “align its vision on development” with the Désilets, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said that it attempted two moths of negotiation but the “collaboration” had to end (via

Ubisoft acquired the 1666 project along with the development team working with Désilets from an auction of THQ assets as the former publisher succumbed to bankruptcy.

Désilets was recently booted from Ubisoft, with the famed developer accusing the publisher of misconduct, vowing to take back control of his projects and development team.

At the time, Ubisoft attempted to smooth over its move to oust Désilets, but the Assassin's Creed creator shot back.

"Contrary to any statements made earlier today, this morning I was terminated by Ubisoft. I was notified of this termination in person, handed a termination notice and was unceremoniously escorted out of the building by two guards without being able to say goodbye to my team or collect my personal belongings,” he told Polygon.

“This was not my decision. Ubisoft's actions are baseless and without merit. I intend to fight Ubisoft vigorously for my rights, for my team and for my game.”

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