Assassin's Creed leading dev Patrice Désilets returns to Ubisoft

Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in. 

Former Assassin's Creed creative director Patrice Désilets has returned to the house of Altair and Sam Fisher after Ubisoft acquired THQ Montreal - where Désilets was working as creative director - following THQ's bankruptcy.

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Patrice Désilets was the creative lead on the first two Assassin's Creed games.

This outcome was expected when Ubisoft purchased THQ Montreal for $2.5 million back in January. When asked about Désilets, reps then said "It's too soon to say for certain," but more recently an Ubisoft spokesperson told Polygon that he was in fact coming back to Ubisoft.

"We are very pleased to welcome Patrice to Ubisoft again and anticipate that this renewed partnership will produce new ideas and high-quality titles for Ubisoft's customers," said the rep.

Désilets left Ubisoft in summer of 2010 to "take a creative break from the industry," but joined up with THQ the following summer to work on a couple of unannounced games. Those projects, codenamed 1666 and Underdog, are now in Ubisoft's hands.

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