Footage has surfaced online of 1666: Amsterdam, the cancelled game from Assassin’s Creed creator Patrice Désilets. You can watch it below (the quality is poor):
Development of the game began when Désilets left Ubisoft to join THQ in their newly developed Montreal based studio – who were then later acquired by Ubisoft when THQ filed for bankruptcy. However, Désilets lost the rights to the IP when he was fired from Ubisoft in 2013. Since then he has started a new development studio, Panache Digital Games and revealed their first project, Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey. Désilets has also been locked in a legal battle with Ubisoft after he filed a lawsuit requesting $400,000 US and the rights to 1666: Amsterdam.
That finally came to an end earlier this week when in exchange for Désilets dropping the $400,000 lawsuit, Ubisoft gave the rights to 1666: Amsterdam back to Désilets.
— Patrice Desilets (@PatriceDez) April 25, 2016
Does this mean we will see 1666: Amsterdam soon? Unlikely as Désilets said that now the legal matter is resolved he can now concentrate fully on Ancestors.
You can read the full statement here.