So says Ubisoft boss Yannis Mallat
As part of getting THQ Montreal and South Park Stick of Truth, the only now-known Underdog and the Patrice Desillets-directed 1666 project are now part of Ubisoft. Many have been wondering if this is would be an issue for Ubisoft since Desillets left Ubisoft in 2010 to head THQ’s new Montreal studio.
Apparently, this isn’t going to be an issue, as Ubisoft Montreal boss Yannis Mallat is reportedly quoted as saying that he is “very happy” to welcome the former Ubisoft director back into the Ubisoft fold. In fact, Mallat says that he “…has known Patrice for 13 years and I know him very well. He is a great talent and I respect him as a creator.”
What is not yet known is whether Desillets will return to Ubisoft and continue to direct 1666. Rumors from a number of sources suggest that he has not announced his decision yet. He is apparently meeting with Mallat to discuss the future.