Ubisoft confirms Desilets’ departure

Patrice Desilets, the creative man instrumental to the birth of the Assassin’s Creed franchise, is taking a “creative break from the industry”. That’s according to Ubisoft who, following Friday’s rumors, has confirmed his departure from the company.

Desilets is “no longer working on Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood,” Ubisoft said in a short statement issued today.

If and how this affects Brotherhood remains unclear, but the company does say Desilets’ work on the project was “essentially done”.

Brotherhood, due out later this year, is expected to be unveiled during Ubisoft’s E3 press briefing tomorrow.