As we said, this has the potential to become quite the corporate drama.
After Ubisoft fired Assassin's Creed creator Patrice Désilets, the latter immediately responded with apparent ire, saying there was no warning or basis for his termination, and he was even escorted from the building between two security guards. Obviously, he's not happy about that, and he says he intends to fight back .
Now it appears he won't be alone. That's because he has Tweeted about his friend and co-worker at THQ Montreal, Jean-François Boivin. Apparently, Ubisoft got rid of him, too. He has been a production manager at Ubisoft since May 2006, where he oversaw development on the original Assassin's Creed and the sequel. Like Désilets, he left Ubisoft in 2010 to join THQ Montreal but after he returned (following Ubisoft's purchase of the studio), he was secretly on the chopping block. Or so it seems, based on the current evidence.
We have no idea what's going to come of this, but we figure Ubisoft will have to come forward with a public clarification at some point. Were these guys fired because they left the company? Or were they fired because their creative views concerning Assassin's Creed clashed with the publisher's?
What's the deal?