The situation between Ubisoft and Patrice Désilets, one of the creators behind Assassin's Creed, has seen several twists and turns over the years, but perhaps the issues have finally been settled. After Ubisoft fired Désilets and cancelled his project, 1666: Amsterdam (having reacquired the developer and acquired the project following THQ's demise), the developer went to court to regain the rights to 1666.
Now an official statement reveals that Ubisoft returned the rights for 1666: Amsterdam to Désilets, who in turn gave up the lawsuit against the company. Yannis Mallat, Ubisoft Montreal and Toronto's CEO said that "the agreement is good news for everyone," and added that "Patrice is a talented designer," wishing him success in his upcoming projects.
Patrice Désilets also stated he was "pleased to have reached an agreement with Ubisoft," but made it clear that he will remain engaged in the production of his current project, Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey, with the Panache Digital Games team.
This means that, although in 1666: Amsterdam is again in the hands of Désilets, production will not start anew until Ancestors is done.