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Hello all AC fans . Some really sad (happy ?) news has come regarding a horrible set of events.
Patrice Désilets is pursuing legal action against Ubisoft following his firing in May.
Claiming his termination was "without Cause," the Assassin's Creed creator is seeking payment for damages, unpaid salary and expenses, as well as a healthy severance, in addition to all intellectual property rights to 1666, the now suspended game Désilets began with THQ Montreal prior to its buyout by Ubisoft.
Court documents retrieved by game informer detail Désilets' account of the complicated events leading up to his firing, which his legal representatives claim was "abusive." Désilets and Ubisoft executives Yves Guillemot and Yannis Mallat could not reach a satisfactory agreement over Désilets control of 1666 -- Ubisoft thought THQ, because it was "desperate" -- gave him too much, and wanted to dial back Désilets power over the project. When Désilets declined Ubisoft's new terms, he was terminated.
Now, the developer is demanding the following from his former employer:
- Total ownership of 1666.
- Salary, vacation, and expense payments through May 7, the day of his firing.
- Severance in the form of one year of Désilets' salary.
- $25,000 for relocation and job searching.
- $5,000 in legal fees.
- $100,000 for "moral damages caused to [Désilets] reputation.
- Ubisoft is denying these allegations, stating that Désilets did not create a prototype of 1666 on time and up to its expectations, which violated his contract. Désilets claims it was delivered. Ubisoft will address Désilets' claims in court rather than settling.
Désilets could only successfully get his game back if Ubisoft opts to cancel 1666; tentatively, it is merely "suspended indefinitely."
So , what do you guys think ? Please give your opinions in the comments section .