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Monday, 10 June 2013 07:13

Desilets sues Ubisoft to get control of 1666

Written by David Stellmack

Says game rights reverted to him if it was cancelled

Patrice Desilets and Ubisoft are at it again. This time, they are engaged in another round where Patrice Desilets has filed suit against Ubisoft for $400,000 and the right to purchase the 1666 project. Desilets says that the rights to purchase 1666 were in his contract with THQ, with a clause that said if the game ever became cancelled the IP rights and assets for 1666 reverted to him.

It seems that after purchasing the 1666 title from THQ Ubisoft realized that the contract that Patrice Desilets had at THQ provided for too much creative freedom, and the company apparently also said that Patrice Desilets would be difficult to control.

After the purchase of 1666 and the THQ Montreal studio, initial discussions were apparently held but no resolution was reached. Shortly after that, Ubisoft announced that Patrice Desilets was no longer with the company and that 1666 was on hold for the time being. While Desilets claims that he was terminated, Ubisoft has painted the situation as if it was just a departure from the company.

While Ubisoft says the game is on hold, they claim it has not been canceled; and Ubisoft is clear that Patrice Desilets has no rights to the game under the “turnaround right” clause because he is no longer with the company and the game has not been canceled.

It will be interesting to see how this gets resolved. Based on what happened with Zampella & West after leaving Infinity Ward, we can’t believe that Ubisoft will want this to drag out for any length of time, particularly if the press continues to keep the story alive.

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