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access_time July 9, 2013 at 9:00 AM in News by Charlie Grammer

1666 was initially going to be an Assassin’s Creed game


1666 was originally going to be  an Assassin's Creed game.

1666 was originally going to be an Assassin’s Creed game.

Eurogamer today revealed some shocking news. The upcoming game, 1666, which is currently on hold, was initially going to be another Assasssin’s Creed.

Désilets had already put in over a year’s work on the game, first at THQ Montreal and then at Ubisoft once the latter acquired the former studio. He then left  for several months at Ubisoft after the publisher acquired the studio. He left the studio back in May.

A representative explained to GameReactor’s Spain, “It was to be the new Assassin’s Creed. The first year was to build the team, to study [the historical era], but also to create a new IP.”

Désilets, it had been pointed out,  had been focusing heavily on the game’s mechanics,  and he suggested that these weren’t anything like Assassin’s Creed.

Said Désilets, “It was not easy because I was not making a little guy jumping around with swords, and I was not making a shooter. I was trying something different again, to push the boundaries.”

With the game “On hold”, Désilets is fighting Ubisoft to gain control over the IP. Will he be successful? Or will the game be “On hold” permanently?


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