More drama has emerged at Ubisoft this week with an official confirmation that the THQ Montreal project codenamed 1666 has been suspended indefinitely. The news broke during a call reporting earnings for Ubisioft’s 2013 fiscal year with CEO Yves Guillemot stating, “we have suspended project 1666 for an undisclosed period of time.”
Last week, the former head of the 1666 and Assassin’s Creed creator Patrice Desilets was fired from Ubisoft. Guillermot addressed this saying, “After more than two months of discussions with Patrice, we couldn’t align our visions both on the project development and team management. Consequently, our collaboration has ended.”
Desilets meanwhile called the firing “baseless and without merit.” He intends to “to fight Ubisoft vigorously for my rights, for my team and for my game.”
Outside of all of the controversy, not much else is known about the game. In fact, the codename was only revealed after a trademark was discovered. In any case, with Desilets out of the picture, it seems likely we won’t be seeing 1666 anytime soon.