Desilets: E3 is becoming a generic showpiece
Patrice Desilets, the creator of the Assassin’s Creed series, has been talking about the state of the industry, particularly at E3.
Whilst talking about AAA games and the future of digital distribution, he spoke of the need for developers to tackle new subject matter. He said, “It has been four E3s that I’ve gone to, and it’s always the same thing. I get it: we all like space marines and shooters, but come on, we need to talk about something else.”
Desilets went on to say, “We’re still talking about these things because the medium is really in its infancy. It’s so much easier in terms of production and coding to just blow stuff up than to create an interaction about human beings. It’s so much more subtle than killing. Eventually we’ll get there, and it’s really a shame that I cannot finish 1666, because it was about all of that.”
Desilets is currently suing Ubisoft after being fired for reasons that are “baseless and without merit.” He is currently trying to take back control of 1666: Amsterdam, though his comments seem to imply that it may not be a success.