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access_time May 8, 2013 at 11:04 AM in News by Adam Larck

Desilets fired by Ubisoft

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Patrice Desilets is gone from Ubisoft again.

After statements made yesterday by Ubisoft, Desilets clarified to Polygon that he had been fired by the company.

“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 said. “This was not my decision.”

The statement released by Ubisoft stated that:

“The acquisition of THQ Montreal in January allowed Ubisoft to welcome 170 experienced developers, including Patrice Desilets, to our existing and renowned workforce. Unfortunately, since the acquisition, the good faith discussions between Patrice and Ubisoft aimed at aligning Patrice’s and the studio’s visions have been inconclusive. As a result, Patrice has left the studio. Our priorities remain with the teams already hard at work on projects in development. They are at the root of Ubisoft Montreal’s past and future successes.”

Desilets added that the “actions are baseless and without merit. I intend to fight Ubisoft vigorously for my rights, for my team and for my game.”

Comments:

  • Ramon Aranda May 8, 2013 at 8:59 PM

    There’s something else going on here…interested to know what it is.

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