A game by the name of 1666 recently surfaced again when a trademark was filed by Ubisoft, this particular project was acquired in the THQ closure a few years back and since then Ubisoft has been facing a couple of problems. Assassins Creed creator and Panache Digital Games founder Patrice Desilits has been in a legal dispute with Ubisoft over the ownership of the game, now this legal dispute has been settled as Desilits has acquired the rights for 1666 Amsterdam from Ubisoft.
According to an official announcement from Panache, Desilits has withdrawn legal action against Ubisoft and in turn has received 1666 and all creative and business control that comes with it.
“Putting aside our past differences, Patrice and I are above all interested in the creation of video games and the evolution of this medium of entertainment,” Ubisoft Montreal and Toronto CEO Yannis Mallat said.
Desilets also commented on the situation, saying, “I’m glad Ubisoft and I were able to come to an agreement that will allow me to obtain the rights to project 1666 Amsterdam. I will now devote myself entirely to the development of Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey, my next game with Panache Digital Games.”