The creator of Assassin's Creed, Patrice Désilets, has confirmed that he still wants to work on the mysterious Amsterdam 1666, which began development in 2012 before becoming involved in a dispute over intellectual property rights between Désilets and Ubisoft.
In an interview with VG247 on Reboot Develop, Désilets said: "Of course Amsterdam will happen in 1666."
Amsterdam 1666 first appeared in 2012 when Désilets came to THQ Montreal to work on the elusive title. Due to financial problems in 2013, THQ was bought by Ubisoft, who in turn had the rights to the game. After Désilets was released, he fought for the rights and won in 2016 successfully back in 1666.
Not long after he regained his rights, Concept art was revealedIn addition, some of the material (see below) of the game appeared, showing what was then described as an open-assassin's Creed-style game playing in Amsterdam, where they supposedly play a character that goes to the devil is bound.
Since then, the Amsterdam front has been fairly quiet while Désilets is working on the upcoming open-world survival game Ancestors: Humankind Odyssey. In an interview with VG247, Désilets, the founder of Panache Studios, hinted that Humankind Odyssey had given him a "toolbox" that could well lay the groundwork for the future development of 1666:
"You put the cape on the monkey and you're pretty good at playing another game. If you think about it, climb up a tree trunk, climb a rock, climb a building facade … It's like having a toolbox now. "
After the sounds, the original concept of the game is likely to change a lot. Désilets ended the interview by saying, "I'll probably change a bit. They were more like the devil's apprentice than the real devil. As soon as I'm finished and then "Okay, what's next?" If it is Amsterdam 1666, I will probably start from scratch. "
It will probably take some time before we actually see any of it. But given its rocky history, it's good to know that one day we might be able to play this mysterious game.