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|Comment #1 by KingLouis51 |
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 @ 01:09:39 PM
|Does this guy not care about the three years of work he's put into 1666 and/or Underdog? Does he not care that the games may be of a lower quality due to his resignation? |
I totally respect Patrice and his work, but it seems a little unfair on his team to leave before finishing off their current projects. Should have done what he did with Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood and wait until the game was practically finished before resigning.
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|Comment #2 by BiggD |
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 @ 01:10:23 PM
|Lol, make up your mind Patrice! |
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|Comment #3 by SeraphTC |
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 @ 01:12:02 PM
|I pretty much agree with @1, although on the other hand, we don't know what Ubisoft were demanding of him. We'll never know the full story. I hope the teams do well with their relative projects, and that he lands on his feet. |
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|Comment #4 by HeartbreakRidge |
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 @ 01:18:13 PM
|I'm sure Patrice cares, but if he wanted to work at Ubisoft he'd probably not have left for THQ in the first place. It's not like he asked for Ubisoft to buy THQ Montreal. Perhaps he's a bit annoyed at Ubi turning AC into a whore-a-year franchise? (or worse, Ubi wanted him to go back to working on an AC title)? Either way, this should not come as a surprise to anyone, and I wish Patrice well. |
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|Comment #5 by UberPirateNinja |
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 @ 01:27:14 PM
|I wish him all the best in the cardboard tube business. |
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|Comment #6 by PANIC ATTACK 10 |
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 @ 01:36:15 PM
|@1 thats why he left. he doesnt like what they are doing to his games. just like we dont like what lucas did to starwars movies |
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|Comment #7 by sabazius |
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 @ 01:36:18 PM
|Sleeping Dogs, Watch Dogs, Underdog... What's gonna be next? |
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|Comment #8 by ModernSith2010 |
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 @ 01:41:52 PM
|@1 Maybe he wasn't happy with how Ubi wanted to handle the games and he didn't want to sit there and watch his project be turnt into a yearly cash cow like how AC has become. Yearly games have no life or sole in them and I wouldn't want to stand by and watch my project have its soul ripped out. |
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|Comment #9 by Calib4n |
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 @ 01:54:51 PM
Ze Überdog !
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|Comment #10 by Thai J |
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 @ 01:57:45 PM
|A lot of speculation here on why he left. Who knows? Maybe he was caught pissing in the coffee pots and was forced out? |
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|Comment #11 by Mastrius |
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 @ 02:02:52 PM
Read this article for the whole story. He didnt leave of his own will. He was fired and escorted out.
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|Comment #12 by HeartbreakRidge |
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 @ 02:03:22 PM
|Unleash the lawyers! |
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|Comment #13 by Wing X Custom |
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 @ 02:23:10 PM
|@1 Gotta agree with #4 and take a page from Adam Jenssen. Its not like he "ever asked for this". That's gotta feel a little shitty. You leave a company due to creative differences and they pretty much buy you back. You can try and talk it out, but if they wont change... |
Hell I would leave too rather than stay in that working environment. Good luck to Mr. Patrice, at least he had the decency to try and work it out. I wouldnt ask anything unreasonable from him.
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|Comment #14 by Quid Squid |
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 @ 02:31:36 PM
|As 11 said, he didn't leave, he was fired. Other outlets are reporting the same thing. |
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|Comment #15 by Space Cadet |
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 @ 02:34:56 PM
|More like kicked out with no chance to say goodbye to his coworkers. Goddamn fucking Ubisoft. |
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|Comment #16 by Rapturous Rich |
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 @ 02:36:49 PM
|"Guys, can we not milk Assassin's Creed yearly and drive our consumers into feeling oversaturated with the same stale formula?" |
"You're fired, bro!"
About sums it up, really.
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|Comment #17 by TheBrute1997 |
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 @ 03:03:04 PM
|Read these articles about him being fired, and if they're true, then I've lost some respect for Ubisoft. Please don't join EA and Activision in becoming a cash cow company with the only goal being to rake in cash please, Ubisoft. |
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|Comment #18 by A 7thProduction |
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 @ 03:48:03 PM
|@17 "Please don't join EA and Activision in becoming a cash cow company with the only goal being to rake in cash please, Ubisoft." |
I take it you've never heard of Assassins Creed...
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|Comment #19 by Hurricane Of 87 |
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 @ 04:20:36 PM
|Ubisoft seem pretty evil considering they do some of the things EA/Activision do if not worse. |
They were the first to lead the charge on DRM remember.
Giving one of their big franchises an ugly facelife that pleased no-one (Ghost Recon: FUTURE SOLDIER~), then giving it the dual death sentence of an online pass and overpriced map packs.
You've got Jade Raymond as a figurehead telling us what we want (Players want a new AC title every year, for example).
Well maybe it's not evilness, maybe it's just incompetence.
But we did get Far Cry 3 AND Blood Dragon so let's turn a blind eye for another 9 months, yeah?
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|Comment #20 by Kaskade |
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 @ 04:28:39 PM
|Guess this is Ubisofts payback to Patrice since he left them for THQ in the 1st place |
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|Comment #21 by ATOMICKILA3000 |
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 @ 04:35:08 PM
|I don't get it, if he was fired why would he tell Game Informer "I'll survive." |
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|Comment #22 by shinyshirthero |
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 @ 04:43:41 PM
|He probably probably suggested they did some testing or quality assurance.... |
Oh yeah WE do that nowadays don't we ubisoft....
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|Comment #23 by BiggD |
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 @ 04:54:22 PM
|Oh...well this changes everything. |
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|Comment #24 by SydLosttarot |
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 @ 05:11:45 PM
|Ubisoft: "I see you're still interested in making games with a...historical nature?" |
Patrice: "Yeah I think 1666 could be a really intriguing..."
Ubisoft: "We enjoy history too but that title just isn't doing it for us. Just think of these two letters."
Patrice: "Damn it!"
Seriously though, why Ubi.
As an aside, what was Underdog? I barely know about 1666 but two prospective projects from this dude? Reiterating the why.
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|Comment #25 by SydLosttarot |
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 @ 05:13:54 PM
|Just reread. Wish I could edit. Downvote this one to oblivion but leave the first one be. It's just a child! |
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|Comment #26 by Roose91 |
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 @ 05:16:44 PM
|The plot thickens. |
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|Comment #27 by cheevo360 |
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 @ 05:38:00 PM
|Dunno this. Can't wait for Rayman Legends, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Watch Dogs and Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flags from Ubisoft and release them between August and November for their respectivilty biggest releases. :F |
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|Comment #28 by PhoenixTemplar |
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 @ 07:34:45 PM
|It sucks when you tell your company to fuck off, then go to work for another that fails and is bought out by the first. It's why we shouldn't burn our bridges, and I'm guessing he saw this coming. |
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|Comment #29 by Adam Corela |
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 @ 09:30:10 PM
|Wouldn't it be funny if they bought THQ Montreal just to fire him? Like a spurned ex-girlfriend. |
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|Comment #30 by crunchb3rry |
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 @ 11:10:13 PM
|Escorted unceremoniously from the building? When in the history of the world has anybody that got fired ever been escorted out ceremoniously, like with confetti and fireworks? |
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|Comment #31 by BadBoyKillah89 |
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 @ 11:22:10 PM
|Lmfao @ people thumbing down #1 after the story was updated. That post had thumbs up when this story was that Patrice departed Ubisoft (original story). |
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|Comment #32 by SydLosttarot |
Wednesday, May 08, 2013 @ 01:14:10 AM
|@30: I'll grant you it is a weird turn of phrase that has become commonly accepted without examination. But I'm sure there's a good use...like Bernie Madoff being arrested and before that (presumably) fired :p |
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|Comment #33 by lighthouse777 |
Wednesday, May 08, 2013 @ 05:28:08 AM
|companies always escort workers out when they leave...even if they quit [those that quit may take their stuff with them, but still will be escorted out] |
and if they are FIRED they are NOT given the option of taking their items.
it gets boxed and given to them later.
they are brought into an office, fired, then walked out, immediately
and companies will use guards if they have them.. but normaly will use two people to escort the person out
i have worked for quite a few major companies.. thats how they all do it..
the fired employees can do less damage that way
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|Comment #34 by Exu |
Wednesday, May 08, 2013 @ 07:13:35 AM
|Looks like Desilets got delisted. |