Patrice Désilets, the former head of big titles such as Prince of Persia and Assassins Creed has delayed his move to THQ by a year, due to respecting his former employer Ubisoft.
Désilets is supposed to start a new studio that is intellectual properties for THQ in Montreal, Quebec.
Désilets explained in an open letter that the delay was do to “various reasons and mostly out of respect for those who gave me my first chance in the industry.”
” Hello everyone,
As you may know, last May, I made the difficult decision to leave Ubisoft after 13 incredible years. I felt that it was the right time for me to pursue new opportunities as well as enjoy life outside the industry. Since then, a lot of speculation and rumours grew as to where the next chapter of my career would bring me.
Today, I am happy to share with you my decision to join forces with THQ. Under my own label and team, which has yet to be created, I will be making my next few games within THQ’s Montreal-based studios.
I am very eager to start working on new games, but for various reasons and mostly out of respect for those who gave me my first chance in the industry, I will not be working on any projects until Summer of 2011.
Now I will go back to my obliged creative hibernation and enjoy spending time with my family… I can’t wait to see you all at E3 2011 where I will be revealing a lot more. Until then, I hope you all buy and enjoy AC: Brotherhood and Homefront:) I know I will.
Thank you, see you soon.
Patrice Désilets A.K.A “the beard”