Patrice Désilets, creator of the multi-award-winning videogame Assassin’s Creed, was fired from Ubisoft this week.
Désilets left the company in 2010 to work at THQ’s Montreal studio. But THQ went bankrupt, and Ubisoft acquired its Montreal studio, bringing Désilets back to the company.
But while Ubisoft aimed to make it sound like Désilets chose to leave this second time—visions not aligning, and such PR mumbo jumho—the gaming veteran insists that was not the case: he argues that he was escorted out of the building by two guards, unable to say goodbye to his team or collect his personal belongings.
Earlier this week, he tweeted, “Contrary to reports, I didn’t leave, Ubisoft fired me, and I intend to fight them vigorously for my rights, my team and my game.”
Game producer JF Boivin was also reportedly fired from Ubisoft this week, according to Désilets.